Accession Number:

ADA455961

Title:

Space Surveillance Simulator

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 May 2004-30 Apr 2005

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST FOR ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The Space Surveillance Simulator is designed to simulate both the atmospheric imaging environment above the Maui Space Surveillance Site MSSS on Mount Haleakala, Maui and the adaptive optics AO compensation design employed at the MSSS, as well as generic AO approaches with long-term potential. The primary targeted research for this system is the development of advanced methods both imaging and non-imaging for surveillance and Space Situational Awareness. In addition to its role as a research tool, the Space Surveillance Simulator also serves as an instructional tool for the education of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in research topics directly relevant to the mission of the MSSS, and as a precision calibration and testing facility for local researchers involved in Department of Defense related work.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Astronomy
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE