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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Space Situational Awareness

Location

US Air Force Academy, Laser and Optics Research Center

RO# Location
13.04.02.B7637 US Air Force Academy, CO 808406200

Advisers

name email phone
Chun, Francis K. francis.chun@afacademy.af.edu 719.333.2601

Description

The Center for Space Situational Awareness Research (CSSAR) in the Department of Physics at the US Air Force Academy is interested in satellite tracking and characterization. CSSAR is actively working in the areas of (1) non-imaging photometric, spectral, and polarimetric techniques leading to the identification and characterization of unresolved space objects; (2) fusion of disparate data sources to maximize the situational awareness, and development of optical sensing capability; and (3) development of optical sensing capability. CSSAR has developed a network of small aperture telescopes that will provide global coverage of the space catalog and the capability to observe satellites simultaneously from multiple telescope locations for data fusion research.

Keywords:
Space situational awareness; Satellite characterization; Orbit determination; Data fusion;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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