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A new high sensitivity radar sensor for space debris detection and accurate orbit determination

Morselli, A, Di Lizia, P, Bianchi, G, Bortolotti, C, Montebugnoli, S, Naldi, G, Perini, F, Pupillo, G, Roma, M, Schiaffino, M , Mattana, A, Salerno, E, Magro, A, Adami, KZ, Armellin, R, Sergiusti, AL, Villadei, W, Dolce, F, Reali, M and Paoli, J (2015) A new high sensitivity radar sensor for space debris detection and accurate orbit determination In: 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace, 2015-06-03 - 2015-06-05, Benevento, Italy.

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As the amount of space debris orbiting the earth is continuously increasing, it is becoming essential to monitor and predict the debris' trajectories in order to avoid collision that could threaten space missions, i.e. operative satellites or manned spacecraft. An innovative bistatic radar system, that couples multi-beaming and ranging techniques, is proposed in this work as an instrument for the observation of Earth-orbiting objects. The main characteristics of the sensor are described. In addition, tailored algorithms have been implemented to perform orbit determination using the peculiar outputs provided by the sensor. The results of numerical simulations are illustrated to assess its performances for space debris detection and orbit determination.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Morselli, A
Di Lizia, P
Bianchi, G
Bortolotti, C
Montebugnoli, S
Naldi, G
Perini, F
Pupillo, G
Roma, M
Schiaffino, M
Mattana, A
Salerno, E
Magro, A
Adami, KZ
Armellin, R
Sergiusti, AL
Villadei, W
Dolce, F
Reali, M
Paoli, J
Date : September 2015
DOI : 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2015.7180719
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 IEEE.
Contributors :
Uncontrolled Keywords : Multibeam, Beamforming, Bistatic radar, Orbit determination, Space debris, Pulse compression, Receivers, Orbits, Trajectory, Radar antennas, Spaceborne radar, Aerospace instrumentation, Collision avoidance
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 30 Nov 2016 15:18
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:59

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