Space Systems Intermediate Training
Space Systems Intermediate Training Course Description
This five-day multi-disciplinary Space Systems Intermediate Training provides a complete summary of the technologies needed to understand and develop spacecraft systems and instrumentation. The course presents a systems engineering approach for understanding the design and testing of spacecraft systems. The course highlights the underlying scientific and engineering foundations needed to develop space systems, as well as current practices. Case studies are used to pinpoint the key issues and trade-offs in modern design, and to illustrate the lessons learned from past successes and failures.
This course provides a strong technical base for leadership in systems engineering or the management of space systems. Technical specialists will find the broad perspective and knowledge useful in communicating with other space system specialists in analyzing design options and trade-offs.
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
Space Systems Engineering. Fundamentals of systems engineering. System development process. Engineering reviews. Management of space systems.
Orbital Mechanics. Fundamentals of dynamics. Reference frames. Time. Two-body central force motion. Two-body problem. Trajectory perturbations. Orbit determination. Interplanetary missions and patched conics.
Spacecraft Propulsion/Rocket Propulsion. Force-free rocket motion. Rocket motion with gravity. Launch flight mechanics. Transfer trajectories.
Flight Mechanics and Launch Systems. Hohman transfer orbits. Reaching a target orbit. Solid and liquid propellant systems. Other propulsion systems. Selected launch systems.
Spacecraft Attitude Determination. Attitude sensors and kinematics. Attitude determination systems. Attitude estimation and system identification. Attitude error specification and analysis. Mission experiences.
Spacecraft Attitude Control. Rotational dynamics and environmental disturbance torques. Attitude actuators. Passive and active attitude control methods. Attitude controllers and stability. Mission experiences.
Configuration and Structural Design. Structural design requirements and interfaces. Requirements for launch, staging, spin stabilization stages. Acoustics, acceleration, transients and shock. Designing and testing. Stress-strain analysis. Margins of safety. Finite Element Analysis. Structural dynamics. Testing.
Space Power Systems. Energy storage, distribution, and control. Environmental effects on solar cells. Orbital considerations. Energy converters. Solar cells and solar arrays. Batteries and energy storage. Characteristics of different batteries. Designing the power system to fit the mission.
Space Thermal Control. Radiation and thermal fundamentals. Heat transfer and energy balance. Choice of thermal materials. The thermal design and testing process.
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