|Student Name:||Capt Kurt Mitchell|
|Thesis:||Chracterizing the Effects of Sensor Degradation on SOSI Network Performance|
|Location:||Bldg 646, Room 111|
|Attendance Restrictions:||Limited to DoD and US DoD Contractors Only.|
|Date & Time:||02/26/2014 at 1400|
|Abstract:|| Situational awareness is a huge factor in every operating environment. Space is no different. Our space assets have to be constantly accounted for at all times. Space Object Surveillance and Identification networks are monitoring space assets 24/7. An understanding of the effects caused by degradation of a network as a whole is necessary. Degradation, in this context, means a reduction in capability of the full SOSI network. The primary objectives of this research are to identify the metrics which define SSA performance for a given SOSI network, model various negative effects across an array of scenarios, and evaluate the effect on performance of the network in generating an orbital solution of a given orbiting satellite in different orbit regimes. A model of a SOSI network has been built using COTS software, and incorporates varying levels of noise and outage to individual sensors. Different simulations have been run across a variable range of potential parameters and possible tasking scenarios to ensure all questions are answered to as high fidelity as possible.