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Some of my NEO-related presentations and other documents which may be of interest.

Observing asteroids - Stardust School Belgrade, Feb 2015.
Some useful Python routines for this.

NEOs for engineers and scientists - script status 15 May 2015.

SMPAG and IAWN history - background on the formation of these UN-related groups (pdf)
Interface to emergency response (presented to emergency response agencies, Sep 2013 (ppt)
OGS follow-up observation planning - presentation to the TBT team on 11 Jan 2013 (ppt)
Die SSA-NEO Precursor Services - Vortrag bei der Kleinplanetentagung 2012, 02 Jun 2012 (in Deutsch, ppt).
Erdnahe Asteroiden - Vortrag bei der Tschira-Stiftung, 14 Maerz 2013 (in Deutsch - partially obsolete! ppt).  (pdf)


NEOs for engineers and physicists


Here are the viewgraphs I have been using for the lecture 'NEOs for engineers and physicists' in the summer semester 2016 at the Lehrstuhl fuer Raumfahrttechnik, Technical University of Munich. I also provide some super-simple Python scripts to illustrate some of the stuff I am teaching.

22 Apr 2016: NEO lecture 01 - Introduction to the topic of NEOs
29 Apr 2016: NEO lecture 02 - Observations of NEOs
13+20 May 2016: NEO lecture 03+04 - Physical properties of NEOs
20 May 2016: NEO lecture 05 - From measurements to orbits
27 May 2016: NEO lecture 06 - Orbits
03 Jun 2016: NEO lecture 07 - Orbits to impact warnings
17 Jun 2016: NEO lecture 08 - Impact effects and consequences
24 Jun 2016: NEO lecture 09 - Deflection missions
24 Jun 2016: NEO lecture 10 - Politics
24 Jun 2016: NEO lecture 11 - Summary

Python scripts

spice_demo.py - a simple routine to demonstrate the strength of JPLs 'SPICE' system to work on geometrical problems in the solar system.
Exercises_5_orbits_task_1.py - A script to produce the position of an object on a Kepler orbit as a function of time. It will produce a text output and a nice diagram in poloar coordinates.


For historical reasons: The slides of my first course in 2012


20 Apr 2012: NEO lecture 01 - Introduction to the topic of NEOs /  Basics of system engineering
27 Apr 2012: NEO lecture 02 - Observations of NEOs
04 May 2012: NEO lecture 03 - Physical properties of NEOs
11 May 2012: NEO lecture 04 - Orbit determination
18 May 2012: NEO lecture 05 - System of Systems
24 May 2012: NEO lecture 06 - Risk and decisions /  Workshop - impact
08 Jun 2012: NEO lecture 07 - Space-based activities
15 Jun 2012: NEO lecture 08 - Deflection missions
22 Jun 2012: NEO lecture 09 - Politics
29 Jun 2012: NEO lecture 10 - 'War game' - how to react in the case of a (fictitious) impact threat?
05 Jul 2012: NEO lecture 11 - Summary



Last update 22 Oct 2016