SNOOS: Small Near-Earth Object Observing System

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This home page is for the Small Near Earth Object Observing System (SNOOS).  This project was completed in the Spring 2009 semester for the Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) Department capstone course at George Mason University.  This web page will provide the objective of the project, supporting information, and deliverables for an architecture recommendation of SNOOS.



The objective of this project effort is to apply the tools and methods garnered through the SEOR Master of Science program to analyze and architect a sub-portion of the Planetary Defense Mission in the attempt to detect small Near-Earth Objects.



Diagram from STK, the model used by the SNOOS project team to simulate possible sensor combinations