Accession Number : ADA371927


Title :   Space Surveillance Network (SSN) Optical Augmentation (SOA)


Descriptive Note : Technical publication


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPACE BATTLELAB SHRIEVER AFBCO


Personal Author(s) : Andress, Walter


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a371927.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : The purpose of this initiative was to demonstrate the potential for remote, autonomous collection and reporting of metric data to augment the optical deep space tracking capabilities of the SSN. The demonstration used low cost, commercial off-the-shelf technology to increase the capacity and performance of the SSN by off-loading the routine tasking and observation burden from more capable telescopes.


Descriptors :   *SPACE SURVEILLANCE , *SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS , *OPTICAL AUGMENTATION , *TRACKING TELESCOPES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , DATA ACQUISITION , OPTICAL TRACKING , REMOTE DETECTION , DEEP SPACE , AUTOMATIC TRACKING


Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE