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Image processing improvement for optical observations of space debris with the TAROT telescopes
Author(s): C. Thiebaut; S. Theron; P. Richard; G. Blanchet; A. Klotz; M. Boër
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Paper Abstract

CNES is involved in the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) and is observing space debris with two robotic ground based fully automated telescopes called TAROT and operated by the CNRS. An image processing algorithm devoted to debris detection in geostationary orbit is implemented in the standard pipeline. Nevertheless, this algorithm is unable to deal with debris tracking mode images, this mode being the preferred one for debris detectability. We present an algorithm improvement for this mode and give results in terms of false detection rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99134G (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233468
Show Author Affiliations
C. Thiebaut, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
S. Theron, Magellium (France)
P. Richard, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
G. Blanchet, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France)
A. Klotz, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie, CNRS (France)
M. Boër, ARTEMIS, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9913:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
Gianluca Chiozzi; Juan C. Guzman, Editor(s)

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