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SMARTnet(TM) - First Results of the Telescope Network

Fiedler, Hauke and Herzog, Johannes and Ploner, Martin and Prohaska, Marcel and Schildknecht, Thomas and Weigel, Martin and Klabl, Martin (2017) SMARTnet(TM) - First Results of the Telescope Network. European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Deutschland.

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Situation awareness of objects in the geostationary regime is of great interest for collision avoidance by active satellites as well as for scientific research on the space debris population and their evolution over time. As the number of satellite operators and researches in this field is large, it makes sense to set up a sensor network with multiple entities to combine all available sensor measurements for a comprehensive situational picture. This will allow for cost sharing and optimising observation strategies to gain as much information as possible about the desired objects. Therefore, the German Space Operation Center, GSOC, together with the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, AIUB, are setting up a global optical sensor network called SMARTnet(TM): the Small Aperture Robotic Telescope Network. The main objective is the free exchange of all information gathered, mainly in form of tracklet observations, within all partners involved. In this paper, the principles of SMARTnetTM are presented, how other entities can join the network and how tracklets are exchanged. The first two stations at Zimmerwald and Sutherland are introduced as well as possible future locations for additional telescope stations. Furthermore, results from the first two stations are shown. Additionally, a short insight is given in the data processing chain like object correlation, orbit determination, and cataloguing function.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115880/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:SMARTnet(TM) - First Results of the Telescope Network
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Fiedler, HaukeHauke.Fiedler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Herzog, Johannesjohannes.herzog (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ploner, Martinaiub: astronomical institute, university of bernUNSPECIFIED
Prohaska, Marcelaiub: astronomical institute, university of bernUNSPECIFIED
Schildknecht, Thomasaiub: astronomical institute, university of bernUNSPECIFIED
Weigel, MartinMartin.Weigel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Klabl, MartinMartin.Klabl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Space Debris, SMARTnet, geostationary
Event Title:European Conference on Space Debris
Event Location:Darmstadt, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):Verfahren zur verbesserten Detektion, Ortung und Verfolgung von Orbitalen Objekten (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Space Flight Technology
Deposited By: Fiedler, Dr. Hauke
Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 16:38
Last Modified:22 Nov 2017 16:38

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