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Authors' Class Standing

Sergei Bilardi - Junior, Patrick Rupp - Senior, Yevgeniy Lischuk - Senor, Joseph Stroup - Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Sergei Bilardi

Faculty Mentor Name

Aroh Barjatya

Abstract

Optical and Spectral characterization of CubeSats for Operational Missions (OSCOM) is a system designed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that uses custom software and inexpensive commercial-off-the-shelf equipment to perform space situational awareness tasks for satellites ranging in size from the International Space Station (ISS) to CubeSats and small orbital debris. OSCOM can provide high frame rate photometry of many small satellites, but has also acquired resolved images of the ISS, planes and rockets. The OSCOM systems is portable and can be deployed to various locations to perform simultaneous multi-point observations to help gather additional information from the satellites observed. Currently, improvements to OSCOM’s tracking program, Auriga, are being made to implement a GUI interface, easier selection of satellites and optical tracking. This poster will discuss both completed and planned improvements to Auriga along with examples of photometry of satellites and resolved images of objects taken with the OSCOM system.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Ignite Grant

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Capabilities and Improvements to the OSCOM System

Optical and Spectral characterization of CubeSats for Operational Missions (OSCOM) is a system designed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that uses custom software and inexpensive commercial-off-the-shelf equipment to perform space situational awareness tasks for satellites ranging in size from the International Space Station (ISS) to CubeSats and small orbital debris. OSCOM can provide high frame rate photometry of many small satellites, but has also acquired resolved images of the ISS, planes and rockets. The OSCOM systems is portable and can be deployed to various locations to perform simultaneous multi-point observations to help gather additional information from the satellites observed. Currently, improvements to OSCOM’s tracking program, Auriga, are being made to implement a GUI interface, easier selection of satellites and optical tracking. This poster will discuss both completed and planned improvements to Auriga along with examples of photometry of satellites and resolved images of objects taken with the OSCOM system.

 

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