EE-580 / 2 crédits

Enseignant: Feusier Gilles

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Space environment is different from what we can experience on Earth, requiring specific design approaches in order to achieve reliable operations. Engineers must hence face new challenges stimulating their creativity to tackle those particular constraints.

Content

Keywords

Space, mechanism, design, vacuum, radiation, space environment, structure, tribology, vibration, ball-bearings, actuators, sensors, reliability, materials, project management, systems engineering.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Core EPFL courses in physics, mechanic, materials, mathematic

 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Sketch a mechanism that shall operate in the space environment
  • Take into consideration the requirements of a space mechanism
  • Assess / Evaluate the key characteristics of the design of a space mechanism
  • Describe the key milestones required to manage a space mechanism project

Expected student activities

Attend and follow the lectures

Do the exercises, which support the concepts described in the course

Be active during the lectures, asking questions

Assessment methods

Comments to the exercises.

Oral exam.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Introduction to the design of space mechanisms
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Introduction to the design of space mechanisms
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Introduction to the design of space mechanisms
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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