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Autonomy Architecture for a Raven-Class Telescope with Space Situational Awareness Applications

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Coder, Ryan D.
Holzinger, Marcus J.
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This paper investigates possible autonomy architecture designs of a Raven-class telescope as applied to the tracking and high level characterization problem in Space Situational Awareness (SSA). Various levels of autonomy are defined and existing systems and capabilities are discussed. Telescope interactions with distributed sensor networks such as the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) are reviewed, and several relationships between autonomy and scheduling of telescopes are addressed. An autonomy architecture design for a Raven-class telescope is presented and future extensions are proposed.
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2013-02
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