October 5-9, 2014

Abstract

P4.2 A TEST-BED CONFIGURATION: TOWARDS AN AUTONOMOUS SYSTEM

Francisco Ocaña (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

E.Racero, V.Ruiz, A.B.Torres, J.D.Ponz, A.Ibarra, M.Sánchez-Portal, M.Castillo, P.Kubanek, S.Vitek, J.Doubek, J.M.Puerta (TBT Project)

In the context of the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme of ESA, it is foreseen to deploy several large robotic telescopes in remote locations to provide surveillance and tracking services for man-made as well as natural near-Earth objects (NEOs). The present project will implement a test-bed for the validation of an autonomous optical observing system in a realistic scenario, consisting of two telescopes located in Spain and Australia, to collect representative test data for precursor SSA services. It is foreseen that this test-bed environment will be used to validate future prototype software systems as well as to evaluate remote monitoring and control techniques. The test-bed system will be capable to deliver astrometric and photometric data of the observed objects in near real-time. This contribution will describe the current status of the project.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Large surveys