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RAP opportunity at Air Force Science and Technology Fellowship Program     AF STFP

Space Situational Awareness


US Air Force Academy, Laser and Optics Research Center

opportunity location
13.04.02.B7637 US Air Force Academy, CO 808406200


name email phone
Francis K. Chun 719.333.2601


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.

key words
Space situational awareness; Satellite characterization; Orbit determination; Data fusion;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$95,000.00 $5,000.00

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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