Sutter Survey and Ultra

Compound Telescopes with Matched Filtering (CTMF) technology is a combination of advanced software and electronics; rad hard numerical processors; low noise sCMOS focal planes; and fast imaging optics configured into a flight system in which a large array of imaging systems are integrated onto a single spacecraft bus. CTMF is a break through in asteroid discovery, tracking, and characterization promising a 350X increase in the rate of asteroid discovery relative to the current world discovery rate. NEOs with diameters below 100 m are the prime candidates for asteroid mining, representing 100’s of billions of dollars of  resources, but they are currently inefficiently (if at all) detected, tracked and characterized by existing or planned ground-based (LSST) or space based (NEOCam) telescopes.