SG2805 Spacecraft Dynamics 9.0 credits

Rymdfarkosters dynamik

This course gives a deep understanding of modern spacecraft attitude dynamics and control. Rotational kinematics and dynamics of the spacecraft in orbit and different methods to passively or actively control the attitude are studied as well as implementation of nonlinear control laws for reaction wheels and variable speed control moment gyroscopes.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The theory of attitude control is covered and discussed in relation to the sensors and actuators that are used. An overview of propulsion systems is given with an in depth treatment of a few basic concepts. The students are given a preliminary design project of a given micro satellite including attitude control, propulsion system and sensor configuration.

Dynamic Systems Modeling - Dynamic Systems Control - Orbital Dynamics and Control - Orbital Dynamics - Orbital Maneuvers and Control - Attitude Dynamics and Control - Rotational Kinematics - Rigid Body Dynamics - Rotational Maneuvers and Attitude Control - Structural Dynamics and Control - Structural Dynamics - Attitude and Structural Control - Robust Optimal Maneuvers

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall aim of the course is that you should be familiar with basic concepts of satellite dynamics and control. Particular focus is placed on satellite attitude control. You should also be acquainted with the sensors and actuators used for attitude control. Finally, you should know the characteristics of propulsion systems used in space and be able to perform preliminary analysis and design of a satellite.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Recommended prerequisites: Previous knowledge corresponding to SD2805 Flight Mechanics and SD2815 Rocket science or permission from the coordinator.

Recommended prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites: Previous knowledge corresponding to SD2805 Flight Mechanics and SD2815 Rocket science or permission from the coordinator.

Equipment

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Literature

Suggested course literature will be found on the course home page. Presently, the standard text book is:

B. Wie, Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control, 2nd edition, AIAA Education Series, 2008.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

PRO1 – Project, 4.0 cr, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

TEN1 –  Examination, 5.0 cr, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Gunnar Tibert

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SG2805

Offered by

SCI/Mechanics

Main field of study *

Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Gunnar Tibert

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.