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Geometric voting algorithm for star trackers

Michael Kolomenkin, Sharon Pollak, Ilan Shimshoni, Michael Lindenbaum
2008 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems  
The algorithm is based on a geometric voting scheme in which a pair of stars in the catalogue votes for a pair of stars in the image if the angular distance between the stars of both pairs is similar.  ...  As angular distance is a symmetric relationship, each of the two catalogue stars votes for each of the image stars.  ...  The algorithm is based on a geometric voting scheme in which a pair of stars in the catalogue votes for a pair of stars in the image if the angular distance between the stars of both pairs is similar.  ... 
doi:10.1109/taes.2008.4560198 fatcat:4bwgslnxqnh5jarn46wq6vpj3m


J. Xie, X. Tang, W. Jiang, X. Fu
2012 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Commission I, WG I/5 ABSTRACT: The accuracy of the angular distance may decrease due to lots of factors, such as the parameters of the stellar camera aren't calibrated on-orbit, or the location accuracy  ...  of the star image points is low, and so on, which can cause the low success rates of star identification.  ...  Once the central star is identified, the angular distance group which meets matching criteria before will be filtered.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-xxxix-b1-333-2012 fatcat:gs4h6hdhpvbo7eghih36yhh4xi

RPNet: A Representation Learning Based Star Identification Algorithm

Likai Xu, Jie Jiang, Lei Liu
2019 IEEE Access  
A novel star identification network (RPNet) based on representation learning is proposed in this paper.  ...  The performance on simulation images outperforms almost all other pattern-based stars identification algorithms. On average, it achieves an identification rate of 99.23% in simulated star images.  ...  Though most of the time it works on tracking mode, a star identification process is needed for a star sensor to obtain current attitude of the spacecraft once it loses in space.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2927684 fatcat:kiihbyqzivfolgooq5rlmwvxle

RSOnet: An Image-Processing Framework for a Dual-Purpose Star Tracker as an Opportunistic Space Surveillance Sensor

Siddharth Dave, Ryan Clark, Regina S. K. Lee
2022 Sensors  
Our research demonstrates that star trackers are a feasible source for RSO detections in LEO by demonstrating the performance of RSOnet on real detections from a star-tracker-like imager in space.  ...  This research presents RSOnet, an image-processing framework for space domain awareness using star trackers.  ...  The track proposal is based on shortest distance; however, that is not always accurate given eclipse scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22155688 fatcat:3s4lci7zwjbxbgodeyaxzdo2my

An Extended Kalman Filter-Based Attitude Tracking Algorithm for Star Sensors

2017 Sensors  
In this paper an extended Kalman filtering-based attitude tracking algorithm is presented.  ...  Efficiency and reliability are key issues when a star sensor operates in tracking mode.  ...  Guangjun Zhang has established the star sensor tracking model, and proposed the initial angular velocity estimation method. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17081921 pmid:28825684 pmcid:PMC5580079 fatcat:kysqxjlmszfc5bhs5xwljkvqdi

Incremental-Angle and Angular Velocity Estimation Using a Star Sensor

G. Nagendra Rao, T. K. Alex, M. Seetharama Bhat
2002 Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics  
He worked on image processing for smart sensors and linear charge-coupled-device-array-based star mappers for IRS-1A/1B satellites.  ...  He developed area-array-based star trackers for Indian Remote Sensing IRS-1C, IRS-1D, and IRS-P3 spacecraft. He designed a miniature star sensor for the GSAT-I spacecraft.  ... 
doi:10.2514/2.4928 fatcat:2y3zaivbo5f7zowxmvzway3vpy

Star identification robust to angular rates and false objects with rolling shutter compensation

Vincenzo Schiattarella, Dario Spiller, Fabio Curti
2019 Acta Astronautica  
The proposed methodology relies on a technique named Improved Multi-Poles Algorithm, especially designed for robustness to false objects and slew rates.  ...  The image deformation due to the rolling shutter of modern active pixel sensor detectors is compensated by means of a mathematical model based on a first order approximation of problem.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to express their deepest appreciation to the anonymous reviser for the perceptive and valuable comments, and La Norcia Rebecca for the time that she dedicated to  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2019.09.040 fatcat:tjjke4uuxng7vkn2lrvkj7tcje

Star-Tracker Algorithm for Smartphones and Commercial Micro-Drones

Revital Marbel, Boaz Ben-Moshe, Roi Yozevitch
2020 Sensors  
Such star-tracking is especially challenging because it is based on existing cameras which capture a partial view of the sky and should work continuously and autonomously.  ...  This paper presents a star-tracking algorithm to determine the accurate global orientation of autonomous platforms such as nano satellites, U A V s, and micro-drones using commercial-off-the-shelf ( C  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to help Noam Gaash for helping us with data analyses and Elazar Elkin with the preliminary Android implementation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20041106 pmid:32085598 pmcid:PMC7070887 fatcat:mnb27ctrzrefnatzi4agnkqydi

A Survey of Lost-in-Space Star Identification Algorithms since 2009

David Rijlaarsdam, Hamza Yous, Jonathan Byrne, Davide Oddenino, Gianluca Furano, David Moloney
2020 Sensors  
A taxonomy of these algorithms based on their feature extraction method is defined.  ...  The lost-in-space star identification algorithm is able to identify stars without a priori attitude information and is arguably the most critical component of a star sensor system.  ...  We would also like to express our gratitude to Daniele Mortari for his patience and extensive feedback.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20092579 pmid:32369986 pmcid:PMC7248786 fatcat:qdzqs4roe5azfppgzy6hpxeeoq

A Low Cost Automatic Detection and Ranging System for Space Surveillance in the Medium Earth Orbit Region and Beyond

Radu Danescu, Anca Ciurte, Vlad Turcu
2014 Sensors  
This paper presents a solution for real-time automatic detection and ranging of space objects of altitudes ranging from below the Medium Earth Orbit up to 40,000 km, based on two low cost observation systems  ...  Due to cost considerations, the space surveillance solutions beyond the Low Earth Orbit region are mainly based on optical instruments.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNDI-UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3.2-0651 (AMHEOS).  ... 
doi:10.3390/s140202703 pmid:24521941 pmcid:PMC3958257 fatcat:re6wj3boevcyznhshqlpled7ty

Event-based Object Detection and Tracking for Space Situational Awareness

Saeed Afshar, Andrew P Nicholson, Andre Van Schaik, Gregory Cohen
2020 IEEE Sensors Journal  
The results from this simple yet highly optimized algorithm on the space imaging dataset demonstrate robust high-speed event-based detection and tracking which can readily be implemented on sensor platforms  ...  We propose a highly optimized and robust feature-based detection and tracking method, designed specifically for SSA applications, and implemented via a cascade of increasingly selective event filters.  ...  The most relevant work to that presented here is the frame-based star tracking method proposed in [19] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/jsen.2020.3009687 fatcat:tgjuylxy6bffvnahx6ppgkakce

Star Identification Based on Multilayer Voting Algorithm for Star Sensors

Meiying Liu, Xin Wei, Desheng Wen, Hu Wang
2021 Sensors  
This paper describes the multilayer voting algorithm, a novel autonomous star identification method for spacecraft attitude determination.  ...  Experiments show that our algorithm has more robustness to position noise, magnitude noise, and false stars than the other three algorithms, the identification speed of our algorithm is largely faster  ...  The angular distance between sensor stars S i and S j is θ s ij , and the angular distance between their corresponding candidates C i , C j is θ C ij .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21093084 pmid:33925177 fatcat:whxcxwvdxfc4bc5s67dvzrw2pm

Star Identification Algorithm Based on Oriented Singular Value Feature and Reliability Evaluation Method

Xin WEI, Desheng WEN, Zongxi SONG, Jiangbo XI
2019 Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences  
In the simulations, our algorithm achieves an identification rate of 97.0% with 2-pixel star position noise and 0.3 Mv star magnitude noise, and also performs well with false stars in the field of view  ...  Oriented singular value feature matching is adopted to search for corresponding candidates of the stars detected in the initial match.  ...  For the catalog star pairs (C im , C jn ) in D, C im;jn denotes their corresponding angular distance.  ... 
doi:10.2322/tjsass.62.265 fatcat:3wg26hoxkzecxpk733qfapj54u

A star pattern recognition algorithm for satellite attitude determination

M. D. Pham, K. S. Low, Chen Shoushun, Y. T. Xing
2012 2012 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications  
To determine the satellite attitude in space, various attitude sensors are used. Among them, the most accurate sensor is the star tracker.  ...  In this paper, a novel star pattern recognition algorithm in the "lost in space" mode is presented.  ...  In the angular distance based method, the star pattern is characterized by the angular distances between the reference and the neighbouring stars.  ... 
doi:10.1109/isiea.2012.6496636 fatcat:gylzb53hyzdt7cvzi6rkw53qcq

Optical Navigation System for Pin-Point Lunar Landing

V. Simard Bilodeau, S. Clerc, R. Drai, J. de Lafontaine
2014 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
The techniques currently investigated rely on vision-based navigation.  ...  A first approach consists in tracking features between sequences of images in order to measure the angular rate as well as the direction of the velocity vector of the spacecraft.  ...  VISION-BASED STATE ESTIMATOR The proposed state estimation is based on the multiplicative version of the Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) (Chodas 1982) .  ... 
doi:10.3182/20140824-6-za-1003.01693 fatcat:2fsnnnarmbgofmmsalaqsh2tta
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