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Academic year
ERR051 - Space techniques
 
Owner: RAMAS
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 75 - EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0104 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   19 Oct 2005 am V,  09 Jan 2006 am V  

In programs

TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - Other elective courses, Year 4 (elective)
TDATA COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
RAMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN RADIO ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE, Year 1 (compulsory)
TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Susanne Aalto


Replaces

ERR050   Space techniques


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

Space technology and -science is of growing international importance.
It is therefore of great interest to study the basic principles
and specific problems of space techniques.
The course gives an overwiev of basic aspects of space techniques
and provides a basis for understanding satellites used in scientific
applications, such as remote sensing, navigation and astronomy.

Content

Brief history of human space activities.

Overview of Space Environment (radiation, vacuum, space debris,
geomagnetism, micro- and zero gravity etc)(see also follow-up course)

Satellite orbits (Keplers laws, orbit perturbations, GEO, LEO,
sunsynchrounous orbits, ground tracks etc)

Satellite tracking and position

Launch vehicles - Rockets (basic Rocket principles, launch sequence)

Satellite subsystems (platform and payload, spin and three axis stabilisation
electrical power, attitude and orbit control, telemetry, tracking and command
temperature control

Satellite communication (antennas, receivers, and transponders, link budget)

Organisation

Lectures, problem-solving and one home-assignment.

Literature

Spacecraft Systems Engineering by P. Fortescue and J. Stark

Examination

Written exam plus one computer-based home assignment.


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