Ae 105 abc. Aerospace Engineering. 9 units (3-0-6);
first, second, third terms.
Prerequisites: APh 17 or ME 18 and ME 19 or
Part a (1st term): Introduction to spacecraft systems and subsystems, mission design, fundamentals of orbital and rocket mechanics, launch vehicles and space environments; JPL-assisted design exercise; spacecraft mechanical, structural, and thermal design; numerical modeling, test validation.
Part b (2nd term): Introduction to guidance, navigation, and control (GNC), measurement systems, Kalman filtering, system analysis, simulation, statistical error analysis, case studies of JPL GNC applications; preliminary discussion and setup for team project leading to system requirements review.
Part c (3rd term): Team project leading to preliminary design review and critical design review.
For the second half of the course, students collaborate with each other, along with GALCIT researchers on the AAReST mission. Several design areas are stressed with this project: spacecraft analysis and design, optics/telescope design and testing, composite boom testing, telescope software architecture, and electronics design. Students make significant contributions to these design areas, ultimately furthering the status of the mission as a whole.
|4 Jan||Presentation of the class (Talon/Royer)
Orbital Mechanics - Two Body Problem I; First Integrals, Geometry of Elliptical Orbits
|9 Jan||Orbital Mechanics - Two Problem II; Finding r(t) and v(t) for Elliptical Orbits||HW1 given|
|11 Jan||Orbital Mechanics - Two Body Problem III; Classical Orbital Elements, Hohmann Transfer|
|16 Jan||Attitude Kinematics and Rigid Body Dynamics - Parameterizations of SO(3); Euler Angles, Angle/Axis, Quaternions|
|18 Jan||Attitude Kinematics and Rigid Body Dynamics - Angular Momentum, Inertia Tensor|
|23 Jan||Attitude Kinematics and Rigid Body Dynamics - Newton-Euler Equations, Stability of Spinning Rigid Bodies||HW1 due
|25 Jan||Control Theory - State Variable Analysis|
|30 Jan||Control Theory - Transfer Function Analysis|
|1 Feb||Control Theory - Stability of Feedback Systems I; Routh, Root-Locus|
|6 Feb||Control Theory - Stability of Feedback Systems II; Bode, Nyquist|
|8 Feb||Optimal Control and Estimation - Optimal Control I||HW2 due|
|13 Feb||Optimal Control and Estimation - Optimal Control II||HW3 given|
|15 Feb||Optimal Control and Estimation - Introduction to Optimal Estimation|
|20 Feb||Team Projects Presentation by Mentors||HW3 due
Final Exam given
|22 Feb||Team Meetings with Mentors|
|27 Feb||Team Meetings with Mentors||Final Exam due (11:59 PM)|
|1 Mar||Presentation 1 by Teams in Group A|
|6 Mar||Team Meetings with Mentors|
|8 Mar||Presentation 1 by Teams in Group B|
|13 Mar||Team Meetings with Mentors|
|15 Mar||Final Presentations|
14% per homework/final
10% Team Presentation grade
10% Individual Presentation grade
10% Individual Mentor's grade
Students are encouraged to discuss homework problems, strategies and may compare final results, but each one should write down their own solution.
Late homework within 24 hours will incur a penalty (30%), and won't be accepted after 24 hours delay. In case a deadline extension is needed, please send a request to the TAs.
Lecture notes, supplement materials, homework and solutions are for personal use only. They should not be distributed without the consent of the instructors.