Conrad Corpuz was born and raised on Maui. He graduated in 2005 from Baldwin High School. He is a freshman at Maui Community College pursuing an AS degree from the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program. He hopes to find work on Maui and work towards a B.S. in Computer Science. His hobbies include watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, and going to the beach.
Institution when accepted: Maui Community College
Akamai Project: Building a Database for GEODSS UCT’s
Project Site: Northrop Grumman
Mentors: Albert Esquibel and Shane Ige
Ground-based Electro Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) is part of the Air Force Space Command’s Opitical Space Surveillance Network. GEODSS conducts deep space surveillance in support of the Air Force Space Command’s space control mission. When the GEODSS’s telescope detects an object that is not recognized, it becomes and Uncorrelated Target (UCT). My project is to create a database in Microsoft Access to store information about the UCTs. Inclination, moon phase and observation information will be stored. The data is collected from the objects’s orbital element set compiled on the workstation computer. Northrop Grumman GEODSS employees on Maui will have sole access to this database. This data will help determine what kind of orbit the object is in, if the moon had an effect on the number of UCTs found, and if a certain number of observations would give a better feedback.