This Specialization in advanced spacecraft dynamics and control is designed for experienced spacecraft dynamics and GNC engineers and researchers. It assumes prior completion of the spacecraft dynamics specialization and covers momentum-based attitude dynamics and control, analytical methods to model complex spacecraft systems, and a capstone project course.
Throughout the 3 courses, participants will learn to model spacecraft with angular momentum exchange devices, derive analytical methods to model complex spacecraft systems, and apply Holonomic and Pfaffian constraints to a dynamical description. The modules include:
By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to model the dynamics of spacecraft systems with time-varying components such as reaction wheels, CMS, and deployable panels.
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The course features modules on attitude control with momentum exchange devices, analytical mechanics for spacecraft dynamics, and an advanced capstone project focusing on spacecraft dynamics and control.
Developing spacecraft equations of motion with momentum exchange devices
Writing and validating complex spacecraft simulations
Exploiting momentum device nullmotion to avoid singularities
Using virtual work methods to develop equations of motion of mechanical systems
Understanding how to use Lagrange multipliers to study constrained dynamical systems
Deriving the equations of motion of a spacecraft with flexible sub-components
Creating and validating a simulation of a spacecraft with a hinged panel
Investigating spacecraft dynamics with a time varying geometry
This course delves into advanced analytical mechanics methodologies to develop spacecraft dynamics equations efficiently.
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