Accession Number : AD1036075


Title :   Space Object and Light Attribute Rendering (SOLAR) Projection System


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK BUFFALO United States


Personal Author(s) : Majji,Manoranjan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1036075.pdf


Report Date : 08 May 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : A state of the art planetarium style projection system called Space Object and Light Attribute Rendering(SOLAR) Projection System was developed under the auspices of the DURIP program. The developed system integrates a commercial off the shelf (COTS) Digitarium Zeta Projection system with a high framerate camera system to realize a hardware in the loop emulation system for imaging space objects. Separate software solutions were implemented to model the light transport processes involved in the imaging process. A fiberglass dome system was erected to make the SOLAR system a self contained facility. Calibration process was carried out to register the camera in the workspace of the projection system. The nationally unique SOLAR projection facility continues to support basic research activities involving photometric stereopsis, shape estimation and sensor tasking activities from represented images.


Descriptors :   space objects , space situational awareness , artificial satellites , spacecraft , algorithms , control systems , Orbital mechanics , software tools , image processing , detectors , IMAGE PROJECTORS , light , cameras


Subject Categories : Photography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE