"The purpose of this research is to bring some much needed attention to the growing problem of space debris and to understand the driving forces behind the orbital space debris problem. An examination into the effects debris may have in the future will shed some light on the situation and put into perspective how serious this issue has become and what impact it could have on our society and the world. This research is intended to identify some potential futures as a result from orbital debris and highlight potential solutions for consideration. Hopefully this will spark some debate, so policy or legislative changes can be considered within our government in order to avoid a potential space catastrophe in the near future."
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/