United States Air Force Academy

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CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Small aperture optical telescopes for satellite characterization
  • Non-imaging photometric, spectral and polarimetric techniques for characterization of un-resolved space objects.
  • Data fusion and modeling
MAJOR PROJECTS
  • Development of the Academy‚Äôs global Falcon Telescope Network
  • Spectral measurements of solar panel glints from geosynchronous satellites
  • Two-channel polarimetry to determine horizontal/vertical polarization states from un-resolved satellite optical signatures
  • Long-term photometric observations of inactive geosynchronous satellites for debris monitoring
CONTACT US

Dr. Francis Chun
(719) 333-2601
francis.chun@usafa.edu