Space Surveillance Simulator
Final rept., 1 May 2004-30 Apr 2005
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST FOR ASTRONOMY
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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.
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods