Subject: Space control, ASATs, surveillance, etc.
From: email@example.com (Allen Thomson)
Speaking of space surveillance/control/denial, these appeared recently
in a bibliographic database. I suppose it just shows that you never can
tell where it's coming from next.
Damn. Henry, any chance of a deal? ;-)
Surveillance of space - Technologies and options for Canada
Author: Pace, Paul W.; Beaulieu, A. J. (Defence Research Establishment
Valcartier, Courcelette, Canada)
Source: In: CASI Conference on Astronautics, 8th, Ottawa, Canada, Nov.
8-10, 1994, Proceedings , Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Aeronautics and Space
Institute, 1994, p. 273-282.
The recently revised DND Space Policy recognizes the necessity to
defend Canadian assets in space and to protect Canadian territory from
and through space. Through participation in the U.S. Space Surveillance
Network, Canada has been involved in the tracking and cataloguing of
space objects. Canada possesses several technologies that could be
applied to the observation of space task. Optical and microwave sensors,
radio intercept and direction finding, conventional radar, synthetic
aperture radar, inverse synthetic aperture radar, interferometry, laser
radar, visible and infrared sensors, and nonconventional active imaging
are areas of Canadian strength. This paper reports on an initial study
to examine the technical potential for the application of Canadian
technology to the surveillance of space. The emphasis is on the tracking
and characterization of space objects of interest to Canada (including
debris, collision damage, and collision avoidance) that are in orbit
around the Earth.
GRAVES - Un concept nouveau pour la surveillance de l'espace
Author: Michal, T.; Bouchard, J. (ONERA, Chatillon, France);
Eglizeaud, J. P. (ONERA, Palaiseau, France)
Publication Date: 1994
Report No.: ONERA, TP no. 1994-72
Everybody is now convinced of the importance of data provided by space
systems, especially for military applications. Consequently, the number
of active satellites is rapidly growing, as well as their capabilities.
On the other hand, one must be aware of the threat such space systems
pose for conventional military activity. In order to protect these
military activities, it is necessary to develop ground-based sensors and
systems which allow control [monitoring] of the activity of space
systems. The GRAVES radar project, here described, is devoted to this
mission. First, the main design parameters of such a radar are analyzed.
Then, the technical description and the primary capabilities of the
radar are exposed. Finally, the planning of development for a scale
model of the radar is presented.
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