Comparing NEO Search Telescopes

  title={Comparing NEO Search Telescopes},
  author={Nathan P Myhrvold},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • N. Myhrvold
  • Published 23 June 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
Multiple terrestrial and space-based telescopes have been proposed for detecting and tracking near-Earth objects (NEOs). Detailed simulations of the search performance of these systems have used complex computer codes that are not widely available, which hinders accurate cross-comparison of the proposals and obscures whether they have consistent assumptions. Moreover, some proposed instruments would survey infrared (IR) bands, whereas others would operate in the visible band, and differences… 
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