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Title: Monitoring objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes

Abstract

An ephemeris refinement system includes satellites with imaging devices in earth orbit to make observations of space-based objects ("target objects") and a ground-based controller that controls the scheduling of the satellites to make the observations of the target objects and refines orbital models of the target objects. The ground-based controller determines when the target objects of interest will be near enough to a satellite for that satellite to collect an image of the target object based on an initial orbital model for the target objects. The ground-based controller directs the schedules to be uploaded to the satellites, and the satellites make observations as scheduled and download the observations to the ground-based controller. The ground-based controller then refines the initial orbital models of the target objects based on the locations of the target objects that are derived from the observations.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1187956
Patent Number(s):
9,067,693
Application Number:
13/559,440
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jul 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Olivier, Scot S., Pertica, Alexander J., Riot, Vincent J., De Vries, Willem H., Bauman, Brian J., Nikolaev, Sergei, Henderson, John R., and Phillion, Donald W. Monitoring objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Olivier, Scot S., Pertica, Alexander J., Riot, Vincent J., De Vries, Willem H., Bauman, Brian J., Nikolaev, Sergei, Henderson, John R., & Phillion, Donald W. Monitoring objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes. United States.
Olivier, Scot S., Pertica, Alexander J., Riot, Vincent J., De Vries, Willem H., Bauman, Brian J., Nikolaev, Sergei, Henderson, John R., and Phillion, Donald W. Tue . "Monitoring objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1187956.
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title = {Monitoring objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes},
author = {Olivier, Scot S. and Pertica, Alexander J. and Riot, Vincent J. and De Vries, Willem H. and Bauman, Brian J. and Nikolaev, Sergei and Henderson, John R. and Phillion, Donald W.},
abstractNote = {An ephemeris refinement system includes satellites with imaging devices in earth orbit to make observations of space-based objects ("target objects") and a ground-based controller that controls the scheduling of the satellites to make the observations of the target objects and refines orbital models of the target objects. The ground-based controller determines when the target objects of interest will be near enough to a satellite for that satellite to collect an image of the target object based on an initial orbital model for the target objects. The ground-based controller directs the schedules to be uploaded to the satellites, and the satellites make observations as scheduled and download the observations to the ground-based controller. The ground-based controller then refines the initial orbital models of the target objects based on the locations of the target objects that are derived from the observations.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {6}
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