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The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Program

  title={The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) Program},
  author={Grant H. Stokes and F. Shelly and Matthew S. Blythe and Joseph Scott Stuart},
■Lincoln Laboratory has been developing electro-optical space-surveillance technology to detect, characterize, and catalog satellites for more than forty years. Recent advances in highly sensitive, large-format charge-coupled devices (CCDs) allow this technology to be applied to detecting and cataloging asteroids, including near-Earth objects (NEOs). When equipped with a new Lincoln Laboratory focal-plane camera and signal processing technology, the 1-m U.S. Air Force ground-based electro… 
Detection and discovery of near-earth asteroids by the linear program
■ The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) program, which applies space surveillance technology developed for the U.S. Air Force to discovering asteroids, has been operating for five years.
Improved near-earth object detection using dynamic logic
The research in this paper will examine Dynamic Logic's ability to detect NEOs with minimal human-in-the-loop intervention and uses asteroids for the automation detection.
Improved Near Earth Orbiting Asteroid Detection via Statistical Image Fusion
Current efforts aimed at detecting and identifying near Earth objects (NEOs) that pose potential risks to earth use moderately sized telescopes combined with image processing algorithms to detect the
Detection and tracking of Near-Earth Objects using a cognitive hierarchical data-association model
The proposed algorithm, referred to as Dynamic Logic (DL), has been applied previously to radar signal processing to achieve a track-before-detect capability and shows a promising ability to distinguish true asteroid tracks from false alarms with almost no operator interaction, making it potentially suitable for the task of automatic detection of NEOs.
Distributed integrated navigation systems for planetary defense against asteroids
The main objectives of this paper are to give an interdisciplinary overview of the current status of the research on planetary defense against asteroids, which is a real challenge, and consider
Implementation of a Systems Engineering Approach to the Management of a Planetary Defense Team Project in an Intensive Space Studies Program Using IPPD
Planetary Defense is an important and challenging topic, and long‐term mitigation of asteroid impacts have been discussed by governments and space agencies; however, short‐term solutions of comet
From project management to planetary defense: implementation of a systems engineering approach using integrated product and process development (IPPD) alaa adnan
Thirty-four participants from seventeen countries participated in the Planetary Defense Team Project at the International Space University's 2015 Space Studies Program (ISU-SSP15) to find solutions


Air Force Planetary Defense System: Initial Field Test Results
Over the past several years, the Air Force has been developing new devices and technology for the detection and tracking of earth orbiting satellites. This technology has been targeted to provide an
New Research by CCD Scanning for Comets and Asteroids
The purpose of Spacewatch is to explore the various populations of small objects within the solar system. Spacewatch provides data for studies of comets and asteroids, finds potential targets for
Near‐Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) Program
ABSTRACT: The discoveries of near‐Earth asteroids (NEAs) and comets have increased enormously over the last 10–20 years. This is a consequence, in large part, of the success of programs that have
The Spaceguard Survey: Report of the NASA International Near-Earth-Object Detection Workshop
Impacts by Earth-approaching asteroids and comets pose a significant hazard to life and property. Although the annual probability of the Earth being struck by a large asteroid or comet is extremely
Extraterrestrial Cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction
A hypothesis is suggested which accounts for the extinctions and the iridium observations, and the chemical composition of the boundary clay, which is thought to come from the stratospheric dust, is markedly different from that of clay mixed with the Cretaceous and Tertiary limestones, which are chemically similar to each other.
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