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John Fuelberth, Athula Gunawardena and C. David Shaffer, On incidence structures of nonsingular points and hyperbolic lines of ovoids in finite orthogonal spaces, Designs, Codes and Cryptography (2009).

While at Penn State Behrend Michael O. McCracken completed an enumeration of classical ovoids in O6+(8) using a parallelized version of the ovoid search software written by Athula Gunawardena.

I am hoping to have a student (**soon**) who will resurrect
Mike's work and perform an isomorphism check on the ovoids that
resulted. This is no small task as I recall several million
ovoids.

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