Dr. Thomas Racey, Professor

Thomas Racey

Office: Sawyer Building, Room 4418

Telephone: (613) 541-6000 ext 6417

Fax: 613-541-6040

Email: racey-t@rmc.ca

Department of Physics

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario CANADA
K7K 7B4

Dr. Racey is the director of the Space Surveillance Research and Analysis Laboratory (SSRAL). The SSRAL is the developer of the CASTOR project. This project is designed to track classes of satellites.

Graduate Thesis and Project Supervision for Last 5 years.

  • 2006 - MSc. Project, Mr Jonathan Greaves-Guertin, Satellite Range Determination Using Optical Sensors, supervisor Dr. TJ Racey.
  • 2006 - MSc. Project, SQDLDR Pete Wooding (RAAF), Space Surveillance in Support of America's Pursuit of Space Supremacy: Context, Concepts and Capabilities, supervisor Dr TJ Racey.
  • 2004 - M.Sc. Project, Capt Aaron Spaans, A Review of the Limiting Technologies for Small Satellites, Supervisor Dr TJ Racey.
  • 2004 - LFTSP Research Project, Capt. David Cook, Combined Satellite/Cellular Phone Capability: An Extension of the Army's Tactical Information System, co-supervisors LCol R Basarab and Dr TJ Racey.
  • 2003 - M.Sc. Project, Capt W. Ellis, Principle Constraints on Space Weapons, supervisor Dr. TJ Racey.
  • 2001 - M.Sc. Thesis, 2Lt K.C. McLeod, Determination of Satellite Tracking Accuracy of the CASTOR system, supervisor Dr. TJ Racey.
  • 2001 - M.Sc. Project, 2Lt T Farrell, Overview of Time Delay Integration Tracking of Satellites, supervisor Dr TJ Racey.

Research Funding for Last 5 years

  • 2006 - 2005 $70,000 Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier "Surveillance of Space Research and Analysis Laboratory - In Support of the Satellite Tracking Concept Demonstrator".
  • 2005 - 2004 $60,000 Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier "Surveillance of Space Research and Analysis Laboratory - In Support of the Satellite Tracking Concept Demonstrator".
  • 2004 - 2003 $65,000 Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier "Surveillance of Space Research and Analysis Laboratory - In Support of the Satellite Tracking Concept Demonstrator".
  • 2003 - 2002 $60,000 Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier "Surveillance of Space Research and Analysis Laboratory - In Support of the Satellite Tracking Concept Demonstrator".
  • 2002 - 2001 $60,000 Defence Research and Development Canada - Valcartier "Surveillance of Space Research and Analysis Laboratory - In Support of the Satellite Tracking Concept Demonstrator".

Papers Published or Presented at Conferences for Last 5 Years.

  1. B. Bennett, TJ Racey, Robert Scott, B. Wallace, Canadian Surveillance of Space Concept Demonstrator: Photometric Variability of Deep-Space Objects, Analysis and Interpretation. 2006 AMOS Technical Conference, Sept 2006.
  2. B. Wallace, Frank Pinkney, Rober Scott, Donald Bedard, Jim Rody, Martin Levesque, Sylvie Buteau, TJ Racey, Doug Burrell, Aaron Spaans, Alan Hildebrand, The Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat), Photonics North (Optical Engineering), Volume 5578, Dec 2004, pp1-7.
  3. B. Wallace, F. Pinkney, Robert Scott, Donald Bedard, Jim Rody, Aaron Spaans, Martin Levesque, Sylvie Buteau, TJ Racey, Doug Burrell, Alan Hildebrand, Near Earth Orbit Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat), 55th International Astronautical Congress, 2004.
  4. B. Wallace, F. Pinkney, L. Scott, D. Bedard, J. Rody, A. Spaans, M. Levesque, S. Buteau, TJ Racey, D. Burrell, K. Laurin, The Near Earth Orbit Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat), 2004 AMOS Technical Conference, Sept 2004.
  5. L. Scott, B. Wallace, F. Pinkney, J. Rody, M. Levesque, S. Buteau, TJ Racey, B. Bennett, Metric Accuracy and Limiting Visual Magnitude Analysis of the Canadian Surveillance of Space Concept Demonstrator. 2004 AMOS Technical Conference, Sept 2004.
  6. CA MacLeod and TJ Racey, Molniya Satellite Tracking Capability Using the Canadian Automated Small Telescope for Orbital Research (CASTOR). CASI/ UTIAS Workshop on Low Cost Space Systems, May 2001.

Courses Taught

2007-2008

  • PHE350A - Orbital Mechanics
  • PHE205A - Mechanics

2006-2007

  • PHE350A - Orbital Mechanics
  • PHE205A - Mechanics

2005-2006

  • On sabbatical

2004-2005

  • PHE331 Data Acquisition Course - (2 semesters)
  • PHE407A Optics
  • PHE450A Satellite Communication and Navigation.
  • PH537 Satellite Communication and Navigation.
  • PH517 Special Topics "An Overview of the Development of Military Space Exploitation".

Comments

Comments or suggestions are welcomed at: bryce.bennett@rmc.ca

 
 

 

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