In an effort to study meteors as they ablate in the atmosphere, I have developed the ASGARD software which will detect video meteors in real-time and automatically analyse them to produce video and image summary files. For multi-station detections, atmospheric trajectories and heliocentric orbits are also determined by using some extra software written by Jiří Borovička. ASGARD is an acronym, meaning All Sky and Guided Automatic Realtime Detection. It was written using the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
The software is currently used by the University of Western Ontario, the University of Saskatchewan, and by the Meteoroid Environment Office at the NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center in Alabama.
During September 2009, a meteorite fell in South Western Ontario, and has been named the Grimsby meteorite. The corresponding meteor video was detected by ASGARD.
The software is not currently available for public use.