Global Learning Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

October 10-12, 2022

Abstract Submission Closes: May 27, 2022
Abstract Selections Announced: June 17, 2022
Registration Closes: September 19, 2022 (5PM EDT)
Final Manuscript Submission (optional): September 23, 2022
Workshop Dates: October 10-12, 2022

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Although images of space objects have been used for decades, there are many common challenges in the use of image data for astronomy, planetary science, optical navigation (OPNAV), and space domain awareness (SDA). Many of these challenges may be addressed by recent advancements in imaging sensors, computer vision algorithms, and computing resources --- all of which set the stage for a fundamental change in how we will exploit image data for future space missions. This workshop aims to facilitate the dissemination of ideas between all of the communities using space image data and to identify areas of common need. The unique workshop format will include oral presentations, poster sessions, and focused breakout sessions to discuss topics of interest.

Technical Papers, Presentations, and Posters
Extended abstracts are sought in all aspects of image analysis for space applications, and may be submitted to one of the following three categories: presentation (manuscript optional), poster (manuscript optional), student competition (manuscript required). Example topics of particular interest include:
• Computer Vision and Image Processing Techniques as Applied to Space Imagery
• Optical Navigation (OPNAV)
• Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN)
• Image-based 3D Modeling of Celestial Bodies & Space Objects (e.g., SPC, photogrammetry)
• Image-based Planetary Science & Remote Sensing
• Image-based Astronomy
• Lightcurve Inversion
• Space Imaging Hardware & Technologies

The extended abstracts are expected to be about 750-1,500 words in length. The extended abstract, including references, may be no more than two pages. As this is an imaging workshop, an additional third page with supplemental images may be provided at the author’s discretion. All abstracts should use the workshop template: MS Word and LaTeX. Note that the abstract submission portal only accepts PDF uploads, so your abstract must be saved in this format before submission.

Please be aware that selected abstracts (or final manuscripts) will be posted on the workshop website and available for free public download. The submitting author of each abstract (or final manuscript) is responsible for obtaining the necessary approvals for public release.

Student Paper Competition
Papers with students as the primary author are eligible for submission to the student paper competition. Papers will be evaluated on technical merit and impact to the field, with the top papers receiving awards.

Keynote Speakers

coralie adamCoralie Adam, Optical Navigation Lead, KinetX Aerospace

Coralie Adam is the Lead Optical Navigation Engineer at KinetX Aerospace, the first privately held company to provide deep space navigation and flight  dynamics expertise to NASA. She holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois, and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado. Coralie first started imaging and measuring asteroids at age 16 using ground-based telescopes and has since been involved in many robotic exploration missions to small bodies throughout the solar system. Since joining KinetX in 2011, she has worked as an optical navigator on historic NASA missions such as New Horizons’ first reconnaissance of the Pluto System and OSIRIS-REx sample return mission to asteroid Bennu. In addition to navigation and systems engineering mission support, she has also contributed to planetary science as co-convener of the scientific investigation of Bennu’s active particle ejection phenomena. 


For her contributions to NASA’s planetary exploration initiatives, she has received many honors, including a NASA Early Career Achievement Medal and main belt asteroid 128314 dedicated in her name. Coralie’s enthusiasm for public outreach inspired the building of Muddy Run Observatory in Lancaster, PA, where one of the telescopes is dedicated in her name. Coralie is currently the Deputy Navigation Chief on NASA’s recently launched Lucy mission, through which she is looking forward to exploring a new population of asteroids, the Jupiter Trojans, which will further expand our scientific understanding of our solar system and planet’s origins. Ms. Adam is also excited to take on a new role as a science co-Investigator on OSIRIS-APEX, which will rendezvous with and characterize asteroid Apophis after its close encounter with Earth in 2029.


Marc-BrockCol. Marc A. Brock Commander, Space Delta 2, United States Space Force

Col Brock is the Commander, Space Delta 2, headquartered at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. He commands the Space Domain Awareness Delta spanning the globe with personnel at 10 locations supporting missions in four countries. DEL 2 is responsible for preparing and presenting assigned and attached forces for the purpose of executing combat-ready Space Domain Awareness operations to deter aggression, and, if necessary, fight to protect and defend the U.S. and our allies from attack in, through and from space.


Col Brock entered the Air Force in May 1998 from Syracuse University with a Reserve Officer Training Corps commission. He has been assigned to numerous operational and staff positions. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief, Programs Division, Headquarters Space Operations Command, Directorate of Plans, Programs and Financial Management, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.


The workshop will be held at the Global Learning Center (GLC) located on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus in Atlanta, GA. The GLC and the Georgia Tech campus are located in midtown Atlanta, about 13 miles north of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). Georgia Tech is a Top 10 public research university, including a national ranking of #2 in aerospace engineering and #5 in computer science (U.S. News & World Report).


Conference Chair:
Dr. John A. Christian
Georgia Institute of Technology


Workshop Sponsors

GeorgiaTech CMYK