ESA and EISCAT 3D Space Debris Simulation Hackathon
|Field of view of EISCAT 3D (green lines). Points depict space debris object in space, based on the MASTER 2009 model. Orange points depict space debris objects that can possibly be observed with EISCAT 3D.|
Our purpose was to integrate the Space Object Radar Tracking Simulator (SORTS) program to orbit determination software (SMART) developed in Braunschweig. Amongst other things, we worked on: data formats, Python-Fortran wrappers, propagator optimization and debugging, restructuring of code, initial orbit determination algorithm, and changes to the tracklet output directory structure. We made a lot of progress, and are now at a point where we can create hundreds of thousands of simulated EISCAT 3D tri-static radar tracks of objects and feed them into the orbit determination system. I even learned the basics of how to use git!
|Code being written.|
On the last day, we made a little trip to the mountains, to counter all that sitting down.