Automated Systems for the analysis of meteor spectra

José M. Madiedo

Planetary and Space Science
In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 22 December 2016


• A meteor spectroscopy survey called SMART is described.
• Some hardware improvements to record meteor spectra are presented.
• The emission spectrum of 4 events are discussed.
• Their orbital elements and atmospheric trajectory are also calculated.”

“This work analyzes a meteor spectroscopy survey called SMART (Spectroscopy of Meteoroids in the Atmosphere by means of Robotic Technologies), which is being conducted since 2006. In total, 55 spectrographs have been deployed at 10 different locations in Spain with the aim to obtain information about the chemical nature of meteoroids ablating in the atmosphere. The main improvements in the hardware and the software developed in the framework of this project are described, and some results obtained by these automatic devices are also discussed.”