The Space Science team at Applied Optimization, Inc. (AO) focuses on data collection and exploitation algorithms for Space Situational Awareness (SSA). We work with government and corporate clients and partners to develop viable solutions to complex problems in the Earth’s space domain.
What We Do
We support the tracking and monitoring of man-made satellites in the Earth’s orbit by developing algorithms spanning the control of optical equipment and collection, calibration, reduction, and analysis of electro-optical data for astronomical and man-made objects.
Some of our past projects have been in areas of:
- Space object characterization
- Space debris analysis
- Optical design and implementation for spectral imaging
- Anomaly detection and resolution
- Electro-optical calibration
- Standardized file format for electro-optical data
- Operation, maintenance, and support of telescope sites in Dayton, Ohio, USA
- Remote telescope operation using collaborative hosting in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Sharing with the Community
We are committed to being a leader in optical and space technology and a collaborative partner with the government and industry in the field of telescope optics, electro-optical phenomenology, and SSA. For more than eight years, AO has been a proud sponsor and contributor to the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, a premier technical conference focused on space surveillance.
AO is located in Fairborn, Ohio, which is adjacent to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and across from Wright State University. We have been able to foster relationships with academia from several, top-notch universities. We have employed students and graduates from Dayton-local universities such as Cedarville University, Miami University, University of Dayton, and Wright State University. Here, our undergraduate and graduate employees sharpen their skills, take on responsibilities, and help further the field of space science while developing as professionals.