The instructors will lecture on the orbit and attitude control of a spacecraft, and structural dynamics.
In this course, students will learn about the basics of the following topics.
- Orbit of a spacecraft
Sphere of influence, the patched conic method, interplanetary/moon travel orbits, three-body problems
- Spacecraft attitude
Coordinate transformation, attitude representations, kinematics, dynamics, disturbance torque (gravity-gradient, solar radiation, electromagnetic and other torque), nutation of spin satellites, and various types of attitude control, such as control of gravity gradient stabilized satellites, stabilization control of spin satellites, control of three-axis stabilized satellites, attitude change control.
- Structural dynamics
Interaction between structural oscillations and aerodynamic loads, such as divergence and flutter, structural oscillations and sloshing, pogo effect, and flexible space structures, in particular, the basics of structural dynamics of membrane space structures
sphere of influence, patched conic method, interplanetary/moon travel orbit, three-body problem, coordinate transformation, attitude representations, kinematics and dynamics, disturbance torque, nutation, gravity-gradient stabilization, control of a three-axis stabilized satellite, attitude change control, structural oscillation interaction, divergence, flutter, sloshing, pogo effect, structural dynamics of membrane space structures
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Three instructors will give lectures in turn on topics about the orbit and attitude control of a spacecraft, and structural dynamics, using a blackboard, PowerPoint slides, videos. Report assignments will be given as needed.
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Test and report
Students are required to have a good knowledge of dynamics, vector calculus, and differentiation. It is desirable that students have completed the Introduction to Space Engineering course or have equivalent knowledge, or basic knowledge of Control Theory or Theory of Vibration.