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Subject:      Space control, ASATs, surveillance, etc.
From: (Allen Thomson)
Date:         1995/04/09
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  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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