Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Spacecraft design and system engineering

EE-584

Lecturer(s) :

Richard Muriel

Language:

English

Remarque

pas donné 2017-18

Summary

The main objective of the course is to introduce the concept of space system design and engineering. The course will describe the various subsystems involved in the design of a satellite. It will also describe the techniques of systems engineering that are used to obtain a coherent satellite design.

Content

Introduction

Highlights of space mission organization and engineering. Mission

objectives, science objectives, mission architectures.

Conception and Design of spacecraft

General description of the space environment and survivability, and

spacecraft subsystems including: science instruments,

telecommunications, power management and distribution, command and

data handling, thermal control, propulsion, structures and mechanisms,

configuration, end-to-end information system, flight software.

System Engineering Techniques

Presentation of the major system engineering techniques: functional

analysis, block diagrams, design trade-offs, design budgets, interface

management, tradable parameters.

Introduction to Project Engineering

Other project considerations for a system engineer: requirements

definition and tracking, spacecraft integration and test, mission

operations, reliability and quality assurance, cost and risk management.

Keywords

satellites, space system, space environment and and orbital mechanics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None.

Recommended courses

Prof. Claude Nicollier's class.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Expected student activities

Design work every week, mid-term report.

Assessment methods

final report and presentation.

Resources

Bibliography

"Space Mission analysis and Design", by W. Larson and J. Wertz

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

Reference week

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      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German