ENGG 199 / ENGS 85: Lecture Schedule
 


Syllabus

Topics Covered

1, Jan 5

2, Jan 9

3, Jan 12

4, Jan 19

5, Jan 30

6, Feb 13

7, Feb 23

8, Mar 1

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for ENGG 199/ENGS 85

Thayer

School of

Engineering

Dartmouth

College

 


pdf version

Fundamentals of Space Systems

 

Class Time

Mondays 3-5 pm, Thursdays 2-3:50 pm; X-hour Wed 4:15-5:05 pm; STK tutorials on select Tuesdays 2-3:50 pm

Classroom

Cummings 200

Instructors

William Lotko (lead)    wlotko@dartmouth.edu   Cummings 217b

  Oliver Brambles   ojbrambles@darmouth.edu   Cummings 215a
  Jeremy Ouellette   jeo@dartmouth.edu   Cummings 209a
  Bin Zhang   bzhang@dartmouth.edu   Cummings 215a

Evaluation

Weekly Problem Sets (40%); Midterm Design Review (20%); Final Design Review: Written (20%), Oral (20%)

Textbook

Fundamentals of Space Systems, 2e. edited by Vincent L. Pisacane, Oxford University Press, 2005 (required)

Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD. Space Technology Library, Vol. 28. edited by James R. Wertz, David F. Everett, Jeffery J. Puschell, Microcosm Press 2011 (optional but very useful for the design project)

 

1

Overview of Space Systems

 

Thu

Jan 5

Course introduction; overview of space missions, space mission analysis and space system design

Notes

  

 

2

Systems Engineering and Management

 

Mon

Jan 9

Introduction to systems engineering and its concepts; the space system development process

2.1-2.4

2.5.1 

 

 

3

The Space Environment

 

Thu

Jan 12

Intro to the space environment: The sun; gravity; Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere; geomagnetic field and its distortions in space

2.1-2.4

2.5.1

Mon

Jan 16

Geospace and the interplanetary medium; variability and space weather; spacecraft charging; radiation environment

2.6-2.7

Notes

 

 

4

Astrodynamics

Project Initiation

Thu

Jan 19

Introduction to dynamics and two-body central force motion

3.1-3.3

 

Mon

Jan 23

Trajectory perturbation theory; Coordinate and time reference systems

3.6-3.7

3.4-3.5

Thu

Jan 26

Orbit determination and spacecraft coverage

3.8-9

 

 

 

5

Spacecraft Propulsion, Launch Systems, and Launch Mechanics

 

Mon

Jan 30

Launch vehicles and systems, liquid/gas propellant, solid propellant, other propellants;
Equations of rocket thrust (specific impulse, force free, gravity, single stage vs. multi-stage)

4.7-4.10

4.2-4.4

Thu

Feb 2

Thermodynamics of rockets

4.2

 

Mon

Feb 6

Launch flight mechanics (gravity turn, effects of launch site, aerodynamics);
Transfer trajectories - Hohmann, bielliptic

4.5-4.6

 

   

Thu

Feb 9

Midterm Design Review

 

 

 

6

Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control

 

Mon

Feb 13

Attitude representations, kinematics and dynamics

5.1-5.3

5.6

Thu

Feb 16

Attitude measurements, estimation

5.4-5.5

Mon

Feb 20

Attitude actuators and controllers; mission examples

5.7-5.9

 

 

 

7

Space Communications

 

Thu

Feb 23

Introduction to space communication; propagation of radio waves;

modulation system and data rate

9.1-9.4

 

Mon

Feb 27

Space communication link design/ground station

9.5

 

 

 

8

Space Power Systems

 

Thu

Mar 1

Space environment and orbital considerations; energy sources; solar cell arrays; energy storage devices; space power systems

6

 

 

 

Mon

Mar 5

Final Design Review (?)

 

 

 

 

ENGG 199/ENGS 85 Course Information | Thayer School of Engineering | Dartmouth College
Questions? Comments? Contact William.Lotko@Dartmouth.edu | Phone: 6-3485