Onboard autonomous conjunction analysis with optical sensor
Luca Capocchiano, Michele Maestrini, Mauro Massari, Pierluigi Di Liziadownload PDF
Abstract. The increasingly high number of spacecrafts orbiting our planet requires continuous observation to predict hazardous conjunctions. Direct onboard analysis would allow to ease the burden on ground infrastructure and increase the catalogued debris. A spaceborne optical sensor is used to assess the performance in terms of different targets visibility. A fast relative orbit determination algorithm is then proposed to compute the probability of collision for a particular case study and compared to a more accurate ground analysis.
Relative Orbit Determination, Optical Sensor, Batch Filter, Conjunction Analysis
Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
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Citation: Luca Capocchiano, Michele Maestrini, Mauro Massari, Pierluigi Di Lizia, Onboard autonomous conjunction analysis with optical sensor, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 526-529, 2023
The article was published as article 115 of the book Aeronautics and Astronautics
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