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Space Object Taxonomy

We are looking for a taxonomy that can uniquely describe any space object

Department of Defense

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $50,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Submission End: 07/20/2015 12:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933738

Description

The Seeker requires a scientifically-based taxonomy that can uniquely describe any space object with a minimal set of attributes that can be used to accurately predict space object behavior as verified and validated by actual sensor measurements. The increasing number of satellites being launched combined with a growing number of on-orbit collisions could lead to hazards for all space users.  Space objects often do not appear where they are projected to be based on the physical characteristics and dynamic models of space objects currently used.  The Seeker requires a scientifically-based taxonomy that can uniquely describe any space object with a minimal set of attributes (e.g. mathematical basis of parameters) that can be used to accurately predict space object behavior as verified and validated by actual sensor measurements.  However, the aim is not to introduce a random grouping, but to derive a taxonomy of minimal salient parameters corresponding to actual physical and behavioral (for example, dynamic) attributes. This is a Theoretical Challenge that requires only a written proposal to be submitted.  The Challenge award will be contingent upon theoretical evaluation of the proposal by the Seeker.

Winner

No winners were selected for this challenge

Prizes

Cash prize
Cash Prize Amount: $50000

Rules

To receive an award, the Solvers will not have to transfer their exclusive IP rights to the Seeker.  Instead, they will grant to the Seeker non-exclusive license to practice their solutions. Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on July 20, 2015.  Late submissions will not be considered.