Space Systems & Space Subsystems - Fundamentals course
This course in space systems and space subsystems is for technical and management personnel who wish
to gain an understanding of the important technical concepts in the development of space instrumentation,
subsystems, and systems. The goal is to assist students to achieve their professional potential by endowing
them with an understanding of the subsystems and supporting disciplines important to developing space
instrumentation, space subsystems, and space systems. It designed for participants who expect to plan,
design, build, integrate, test, launch, operate or manage subsystems, space systems, launch vehicles,
spacecraft, payloads, or ground systems. The objective is to expose each participant to the fundamentals of
each subsystem and their inter-relations, to not necessarily make each student a systems engineer, but to
give aerospace engineers and managers a technically based space systems perspective. The fundamental
concepts are introduced and illustrated by state-of-the-art examples. This course differs from the typical
space systems course in that the technical aspects of each important subsystem are addressed. View Course Sampler
Who Should Attend:
Scientists, engineers, and managers involved in the management, planning, design, fabrication, integration,
test, or operation of space instruments, space subsystems, and spacecraft. The course will provide an
understanding of the space subsystems and disciplines necessary to develop a space instrument and
spacecraft and the systems engineering approach to integrate these for a successful mission.
What you will learn:
- Basics of systems engineering
- Fundamentals necessary to become a systems engineer
- Managing and minimizing risks in space systems
- Challenges of developing a space system or complex space instrument
- Detailed technical overview of the major subsystems of a spacecraft
- OVERVIEW OF SELECTED SYSTEMS
Recent spacecraft missions are discussed to provide an overall perspective of some challenging
missions. Cassini-Huygens. Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous. Space Navigation Systems (Transit,
Tsikada/Parus, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS).
Effects of Space Environment, Spacecraft Anomaly Databases, Launch System Reliability,
- SPACE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.
Systems Engineering principles, Space System Development Life Cycle, Engineering Reviews,
Space System Testing, Space Systems Management (WBS, scheduling, cost estimating)
- RISK MANAGEMENT
Hazard Analyses (Fault tree, Event Tree, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Failure Modes,
Effects, and Criticality Analysis), Reliability Analyses (Probabilities, Weibull Distribution, Space
Reliability), Testing to Enhance Reliability, Readiness Assessments, Techniques for Enhancing
Reliability (Derating, Fault Tolerance), Reliability and Quality Assurance
Celestial Motion, Calendars, Time Systems (Definition of the Second, International Atomic Time,
Sidereal Times, Universal Times, Coordinated Universal Time, Dynamical Timesm, Coordinate
Times, Relationships between Time Systems), Reference Systems (International Celestial
Reference Systems (ICRS),Geocentric Celestial Reference Systems (GCRS), International
Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS),Transformation between GCRS and ITRS Reference Systems)
Equations of Motion, Conic Sections, Reference Systems, Classical Orbital Elements, High-order
Gravitational Fields, Trajectory Perturbations, Orbit Determination, Lagrange Libration Points
Gravitational Assist, Synodic Periods, Gravitational Assist, Patched Conics
- SPACECRAFT PROPULSION, FLIGHT MECHANICS, AND LAUNCH SYSTEMS.
Rocket Propulsion, Force-free Rocket Motion, Launch Flight Mechanics, Propulsion System
Introduction, Cold Gas Systems, Solid Propulsion Systems, Liquid Propulsion Systems, Hybrid
Propulsion Systems, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Systems, Electrical Propulsion Systems, Solar
Sailing, Launch Vehicles, Transfer Trajectories
- SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE DETERMINATION.
Attitude Kinematics (Direction Cosines, Euler Angles, Quaternions, Gimbal Lock, Attitude
Determination), Attitude Sensors (Sun Sensors, Magnetometers, Horizon Sensors, Star Sensors,
GPS Attitude, Typical Sensor Configurations), Rate Sensors (Mechanical Gyroscopes,Optical
Gyroscopes, Resonator Gyroscopes, MEMS Gyroscopes, Inertial Measurement Units)
- SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE CONTROL.
Equations of Motion, Environmental Torques, Feedback Control, Solution of Ordinary Differential
Equations, Control Example, Actuators, Libration and Nutation Dampers, Attitude Control Systems
- SPACE POWER SYSTEMS.
Nuclear Reactors, Radioisotope Generators, Fuel Cells, Solar Thermal Dynamic, Auxiliary Power
Units, Battery Principles, Primary Batteries, Secondary Batteries, Solar-Orbital Geometry, Solar Cell
Basics, Solar Arrays, Power System Control, Design Principles, Sample Power System
- SPACE COMMUNICATIONS.
Radio Spectrum, Antennas, Signal to Noise Ratio, Link Analysis, Pulse Code Modulation, Digital
Communications, Multiple Access, Coding Techniques
- SPACE THERMAL CONTROL.
Spacecraft Thermal Environment, Heat Convection, Heat Conduction, Heat Radiation, Solution
Methods, Spacecraft Thermal Control Components, Spacecraft Thermal Design, Thermal Tests,
Thermal Analyses Examples, Steady-State Thermal Analyses, Sample Thermal Control Systems
- SPACE STRUCTURES.
Design Process, Mass Estimates, Structural Configurations, Launch Vehicle Environments.
Materials, Structural Analyses
This course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses. If you are interested in attending this or another course as open enrollment, please contact us at (410) 956-8805 or at email@example.com and indicate the course name and number of students who wish to participate. ATI typically schedules open enrollment courses with a lead time of 3-5 months. Group courses can be presented at your facility at any time. For on-site pricing, request an on-site quote. You may also call us at (410) 956-8805 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.