1 October 1997 Detection of space debris and meteor impacts using atmospheric infrasound
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Improvements in hardware and processing techniques for the passive detection of infrasonic sound waves provide capabilities for monitoring space debris and meteor impacts. A review of past detection of meteors indicates possible uses for infrasonic observatories. We also document signals from bolides that we recorded on 3 - 4 October 1996, illustrating long-range tracking capabilities and review short-range detections and the observation of a space shuttle reentry. We discuss possible roles of acoustic observing systems for space debris and meteor detection.
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Alfred J. Bedard, Alfred J. Bedard, Rebekah Bloemker, Rebekah Bloemker, } "Detection of space debris and meteor impacts using atmospheric infrasound", Proc. SPIE 3116, Small Spacecraft, Space Environments, and Instrumentation Technologies, (1 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293334; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.293334


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