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):

Report Date:

1999-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE