ENG-510 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Jäger Markus Hendrik

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The main objective of the course is to provide an overview of space propulsion systems. The course will also describe the basic design principles of propulsion systems.

Content

Keywords

Space Propulsion, Thermal Propulsio, Chemical Propulsion, Electric Propulsion, Nuclear Propulsion, Other Propulsion Systems (e.g. tether, solar wind)

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Recommended courses

Space mission design and operations

Spacecraft design and system engineering

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Analyze propulsion system requirements
  • Plan a project in phases
  • Coordinate tasks between different engineering disciplines
  • Translate system requirements into subsystem requirements
  • Justify propulsion system selection

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

Lecture every second week in English supported by excersises and project activity.

Expected student activities

Active participation in the course

Active participation in the exercise sessions

Active participation in the projet group

Assessment methods

Oral examination and excersise + project work evaluation.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No
Others Support by mail and / or telephone + video calls is ensured.

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Space Propulsion Analysis and Design (Humble, Henry & Larson, Space Technology Series)

Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion (Turner, Martin J. L., Springer)

Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Io and Hall Thrusters (Dan M. Goebel, I. Katz, Wiley)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Notes will be delivered prior to each course

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Space propulsion
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Space propulsion
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Space propulsion
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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