A Near-Earth Asteroid Population Estimate from the LINEAR Survey

  title={A Near-Earth Asteroid Population Estimate from the LINEAR Survey},
  author={Joseph Scott Stuart},
  pages={1691 - 1693}
  • J. Stuart
  • Published 23 November 2001
  • Geology, Physics
  • Science
I estimate the size and shape of the near-Earth asteroid (NEA) population using survey data from the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project, covering 375,000 square degrees of sky and including more than 1300 NEA detections. A simulation of detection probabilities for different values of orbital parameters and sizes combined with the detection statistics in a Bayesian framework provides a correction for observational bias and yields the NEA population distribution as a function… 

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