Geosynchronous Binary Object Detection
Technical Report,02 Mar 2015,24 Mar 2016
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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This paper will compare two competing methods for optically detecting binary objects. This is mostly intended for use in Space Situational Awareness SSA, though has the potential to be used in other applications. The first method, point detection is a versatile algorithm which is currently used to detect extraterrestrial objects. However, it does not take into account interference by a nearby object. Therefore a second algorithm is investigated, referred to as binary object detection, which does. The binary detection algorithm proved to have a superior Receiver Operating Characteristic ROC curve based upon the area under the curve in all cases, not just when the two points were near. The algorithm was tested with both simulated and measured data containing single points and binary objects.
- Unmanned Spacecraft