EE-584 / 4 credits

Teacher: Foing Bernard Alain Claude-Henry Jean-Sébastien Louis

Language: English


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

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:

  • Structure a space project in development phases
  • Formulate the tasks and responsibilities of the system engineer
  • Dimension the overall system
  • Dimension each satellite subsystem
  • Elaborate a coherent and consistent system design
  • Design a space mission
  • Integrate constraints due to the space environment

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

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

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spacecraft design and system engineering
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spacecraft design and system engineering
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spacecraft design and system engineering
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Spacecraft design and system engineering
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15DIA005    
15-16    
16-17DIA005    
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 14h - 16h: Lecture DIA005

Monday, 16h - 18h: Exercise, TP DIA005