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AERO3760: Space Engineering 2

This unit of study covers a range of fundamental and applied topics in space engineering systems including satellite tracking and orbit determination, satellite attitude determination, satellite positioning systems, space robotics and planetary rovers. Students will learn to recognise and appreciate the coupling between the different elements of space system design. Students will learn to use this system knowledge and basic design principles to design and test a solution to problems including space estimation and control tasks, and space systems design.

Code AERO3760
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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Students must have a 65% average in [(AMME2500 AND AMME2261 AND AMME2301 AND AERO2705) OR (AMME2500 AND AMME2301 AND MTRX2700 AND AERO2705) OR (AMME2500 AND AMME2200 AND AMME2301 AND AERO2705)]. Note: MUST have passed AERO2705
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop and apply algorithms for satellite tracking, orbit determination, attitude determination systems and global navigation satellite system positioning.
  • LO2. recognise and appreciate the coupling between the different elements within an estimation task, such as satellite remote sensing, from a systems-theoretic perspective
  • LO3. apply learned techniques in estimation and control theory to solving a wide range of different problems in aerospace engineering
  • LO4. use system knowledge and basic design principles to design and test a solution to a given estimation task, with a focus on space applications (such as satellite remote sensing and navigation systems).
  • LO5. understand of the use of robotics and autonomous system in aerospace applications including in-orbit manipulation, docking and planetary landers and rovers.

Unit outlines

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