AMSC staff analysts assess and evaluate data sets archived within the AMSC for several purposes. The analysts check the data for self-consistency, perform cross-comparisons of various instruments that observed the same target, and evaluate the utility of the data with respect to developing and applying knowledge of observed signature phenomena. Data is converted to Standard Archive Format (SAF) for final archival at the AMSC.
The AMSC maintains a complete and current suite of boost and reentry signature codes for modeling and simulation. The AMSC is actively involved in the continual refinement and evaluation of the models against data, in an effort to provide more reliable signature estimates to the users. For further information please contact our User Representative.
Several types of data are available at the AMSC. Our User Representative or an AMSC Principal Investigator will assist you as needed to define specific portions of a data set and the desired data and media formats.