The Bering Autonomous Target Detection

John Leif Jørgensen, Troelz Denver, Maurizio Betto, Peter Siegbjørn Jørgensen, S. Kurnaz (Editor), F. Ince (Editor), S. Onbassioglu (Editor)

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Abstract

An autonomous asteroid target detection and tracking method has been developed. The method features near omnidirectionality and focus on high speed operations and completeness of search of the near space rather than the traditional faint object search methods, employed presently at the larger telescopes. The method has proven robust in operation and is well suited for use onboard spacecraft. As development target for the method and the associated instrumentation the asteroid research mission Bering has been used. Onboard a spacecraft, the autonomous detection is centered around the fully autonomous star tracker the Advanced Stellar Compass (ASC). One feature of this instrument is that potential targets are registered directly in terms of date, right ascension, declination, and intensity, which greatly facilitates both tracking search and registering. Results from ground and inflight tests are encouraging, both with respect to robustness, speed and accuracy, and demonstrates the span and range of applications of this technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the RAST Conference
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2003
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8142-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventConference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies 2003 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 20 Nov 200322 Nov 2003
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Conference

ConferenceConference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies 2003
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period20/11/200322/11/2003
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