Here are papers from last year's Tech Track program. View information for the upcoming Tech Track program here
Space Situational Awareness
"Solar Glint for Optical Ranging,"
"Reducing Conjunction Analysis Errors with an Assimilative Tool for Satellite Drag Specification,"
"An Innovative, High Fidelity Approach to Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Data Simulation,"
"Ecosystem for Near‐Earth Space Control: Methods and Systems for Permanent Debris Removal Plus Enhanced National Security Capabilities,"
Big Ideas and Architectures, Part 1
"Container Based Virtualization Applied,"
"XEUS: A Powerful Path to Beyond LEO Activity,"
Melissa Sampson, Jonathan Powers
"Hyperconvergence in Space Ground Systems Architectures,"
"Open Sourcing the Ball Aerospace COSMOS Command and Control System,"
Earth Weather and Forecasting
"Emerging Earth Remote Sensing Instrument for Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO),"
"NOAA's Commercial Weather Data Pilot Project,"
Karen St. Germain
"Satellite-based Global Wind Profiling to Improve Numerical Weather Prediction,"
Space Safety and Services
"Risk-Significant Adverse Condition Awareness Strengthens Assurance of Fault Management Systems,"
"Esrange Space Center – Meeting future needs for advanced space services,"
"A concept for improved integration of Space Vehicle Operation into ATM,"
"Reducing time to issue resolution using terminal embedded monitoring and mitigation of interference in next gen satellites,"
Space Technology Innovation
"Plasma Propulsion: Unlocking the Full Potential of Small Satellites,"
"Advanced On-Board Calibration of Space Systems Using a Carbon Nanotube Flat-Plate Blackbody,"
"The Smart Backplane – Lowering the Cost of Spacecraft Avionics by Improving the Radiation Tolerance of COTS Electronic Systems,"
"Frequency comb development for ultra-precise space based applications,"
The Business of Space Systems
"Small Satellites: The Execution and Launch of a GPS Radio Occultation Instrument in a 6U Nanosatellite,"
"The Space Industry: High Tech at Last? A Market-based Interpretation,"
Carolyn Belle, Blaine Curcio, Claude Rousseau
"A Transformational Era: Commercial Innovations Bring Promise of "Anywhere/Anytime" SATCOM for Modern Government User,"
"The current state and the future of Space Internet - the Space Generation Perspective,"
CubeSat Technology Developments
"COTS 3D Camera for On-orbit Proximity Operations Demonstration,"
Edward A.S. Hanlon
"Space Weather and Environment Effects on the Next-Generation Solar Cell Technology Flying on the AeroCube-6 Twin CubeSat Mission,"
Richard P. Welle, Justin H. Lee
"Cubesat Communications -- from traditional communications design to evolved emerging space need,"
Big Ideas and Architectures, Part 2
"Commercial Support for Civil Space Agencies and Organizations CubeSat Activities,"
"SPACE LAUNCH AUTOMATION AND INTEGRATION: A COMMON ARCHITECTURE FOR MISSION ASSURANCE, SAFETY, AND LAUNCH OPERATIONS,"
"The NOAA Satellite Observing System Architecture Study,"
Karen St. Germain