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SMARTnet(TM) - Status and Statistics

Fiedler, Hauke and Herzog, Johannes and Prohaska, Marcel and Schildknecht, Thomas and Weigel, Martin (2017) SMARTnet(TM) - Status and Statistics. In: International Astronautical Congress 2017, IAC 2017. International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia.

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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 operation of the first half year of SMARTnet is presented. Results on object correlation, loss of objects of the catalogue, statistics on observable nights as well as accuracy on orbit determination is shown. Furthermore, an outlook on future stations is given. Additionally, the partnering system is introduced including the possibility for other entities to join the network and it is shown how tracklets are exchanged.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115884/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:SMARTnet(TM) - Status and Statistics
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Fiedler, HaukeHauke.Fiedler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Herzog, JohannesgsocUNSPECIFIED
Prohaska, Marcelaiub: astronomical institute, university of bernUNSPECIFIED
Schildknecht, Thomasaiub: astronomical institute, university of bernUNSPECIFIED
Weigel, MartinMartin.Weigel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2017
Journal or Publication Title:International Astronautical Congress 2017, IAC 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:SMARTnet, Space Debris, geostationary, survey
Event Title:International Astronautical Congress
Event Location:Adelaide, Australia
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 16:46
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:13

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