DATAWorks 2020: Characterizing the Orbital Debris Environment Using Satellite Perturbation Data

March, 2020
IDA document: D-13105
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Space
Division: Operational Evaluation Division
Joel E. Williamsen, Daniel L. Pechkis, Stephen M. Ouellette, Asha Balakrishnan See more authors
This poster describes a method for correlating observed satellite orbital changes with orbital debris impacts. It also demonstrates how debris smaller than 1 centimeter can be characterized by directly examining the orbit and attitude changes of individual satellites within constellations.