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19 December 2002 Analysis of Multispectral Radiometric Signatures from Geosynchronous Satellites
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The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate has collected and analyzed passive Multispectral radiometric data using two different sets of filters: astronomical broad-band Johnson filters and the Space Object Identification In Living Color (SILC) filters for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) of geosynchronous satellites (GEOs). The latter set of filters was designed as part of the SILC Space Battlelab initiative. The radiometric data of geosynchronous satellites were taken using a charge-coupled device (CCD) on the 24-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope at Capilla Peak Observatory of the University of New Mexico. The target list is comprised of satellites with similar and dissimilar bus structures. Additionally, some of the satellites are in a cluster. The results presented will show the advances in classifying GEOs by their bus type and a resolution scenario of cluster cross tagging using Multispectral radiometric measurements.
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Tamara E.W. Payne, Stephen A. Gregory, Nina M. Houtkooper, and Todd W. Burdullis "Analysis of Multispectral Radiometric Signatures from Geosynchronous Satellites", Proc. SPIE 4847, Astronomical Data Analysis II, (19 December 2002); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461029
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