Algorithm for optical real-time ground-based space debris detection

Marchant, Jonathan and Green, Simon F. and Dick, James (1997) Algorithm for optical real-time ground-based space debris detection. In: Flury, W. and Outer Space, Affairs, eds. Advances in Space Research. Advances in Space Research, 19. pp. 233-236. ISBN 0-08-043099-6. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

To improve the orbital elements of space debris detected with optical ground based telescopes, more than one observatory could be used in a real-time network to increase detection and tracking probability and extend the detected fraction of the debris orbit. A prototype of a real-time debris detection algorithm is described (to be used at the Royal Greenwich Observatory's Satellite Laser Ranger) that could be used for such a multi-observer network. The optimum configuration of a theoretical network of observing sites is considered, in terms of its effectiveness in detecting debris over a range of representative orbits.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Document Type: Proceedings Paper Conference Information: B0.7 Symposium of COSPAR Scientific Commission on Space Debris, at the 31st COSPAR Scientific Assembly Birmingham, England, Jul 14-21, 1996 COSPAR; Int Acad Astron; Int Astron Federat; Int Astron Union; UN Off Outer Space Affairs
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2009 21:45
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 14:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18174 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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