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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   25 Oct 2006 am V,  15 Jan 2007 am V,  22 Aug 2007 am V

In programs

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

Examiner:

Docent  Magnus Thomasson


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 the follow-up course Space Environment.)

Satellite orbits (Keplers laws, orbit perturbations, GEO, LEO,
sunsynchrounous orbits, satellite tracking, ground tracks, orbits for different applications)

Launch vehicles - Rockets (basic rocket principles, different types of rockets and propulsion systems, launch sequence)

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

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

Applications (e.g. remote sensing, navigation, astronomy, aeronomy)

Organisation

Lectures and problem-solving classes. Computer-based home assignment (compulsory).

Literature

Spacecraft Systems Engineering by Fortescue, Stark & Swinerd (eds.) 3rd ed. (John Wiley and Sons)

Examination

Written exam plus computer-based home assignment.


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