Tracklet-Tracklet Correlation Method for Radar and Angle Observations

Vananti, Alessandro; Schildknecht, Thomas; Siminski, J.; Jilete, B.; Flohrer, T. (April 2017). Tracklet-Tracklet Correlation Method for Radar and Angle Observations. In: 7th European Conference on Space Debris. Darmstadt, Germany. 18 - 21 April 2017.

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In the context of Space Surveillance and Tracking the observations provided by a network of sensors are processed and used to maintain a catalogue of orbital
elements. The build-up of a catalogue and its maintenance depend on the capacity to determine the orbit of the observed objects from few measurements
sparsely distributed on relative long arcs. The sparse observations or short seque
nces of observations need to be correlated or associated with each other. The
association consists in identifying the series of observations, so-called tracklets, that belong to the same space object. A method is proposed to associate radar tracklets, consisting of radar observations, to other radar tracklets or to optical tracklets acquired with optical sensors and consisting of angles-only observations. The association method is applied to different simulated observation scenarios and the performance of the algorithm is evaluated.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy

UniBE Contributor:

Vananti, Alessandro and Schildknecht, Thomas


500 Science > 520 Astronomy




Alessandro Vananti

Date Deposited:

08 Dec 2017 09:40

Last Modified:

11 Feb 2019 12:56




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