ATI's Spacecraft Systems Design
& Engineering course
This course is for technical and management people
who want to remain up to date on spacecraft design for
both the conventional missions and the new small-set
applications to communications, remote sensing, and
science. Spacecraft platform design principles and trade-offs
are explained with illustrative examples: structure,
power, thermal, data, communications, and TT & C.
Big-system and small set payload applications are
covered, including new missions in mobile hand-held
worldwide communications and low-cost remote-sensing.
Design issues such as weight, cost, and
reliability are covered with "how-to" examples. Trends
in design choices, qualification and testing are
Extensive use of real examples permit easy
understanding of the systems selection criteria,
relationship and interfaces which are all part of the
design process. All important subsystems will be
addressed and their key relationships and interface
requirements discussed. Examples will begin with the
general requirement and proceed with complete weight
and power specifications.
What You Will Learn:
- Latest developments in satellite applications to low-orbiting constellations, satellite
navigation, and geostationary communication platforms.
- Fundamental satellite design processes and examples.
- All important satellite subsystems and their interactions.
- Latest Launch systems and how to select a launch vehicle.
- Orbital maneuvers and propulsion system requirements.
- Developments in big-system and small-set payloads.
- How to build "better-cheaper-faster."
- Space Systems Engineering. ntroductory concepts. Fundamentals of systems engineering. System development process. Engineering reviews. Management of space systems.
- The Terrestrial Space Environment. Gravity. Solar activity. Atmosphere. Ionosphere. Spacecraft charging. Magnetosphere and trapped particles.
- Fundamentals of Astrodynamics. Fundamentals of dynamics. Reference Frames. Time. Two-body central force motion. Two-body problem.
Trajectory perturbation. Orbit determination. Interplanetary missions.
- Spacecraft Propulsion, Flight Mechanics, and Launch Systems. Rocket propulsion. Force-free rocket motion. Rocket motion with gravity. Launch flight mechanics. Solid and liquid propulsion systems. Other propulsion systems. Selected launch systems.
- Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control. TAttitude specification. Attitude determination. Attitude sensors. Spacecraft torques. Attitude control systems, passive and active. Sample attitude control systems.
- Small-Sats and Other New Trends. Remote sensing applications, new sensors, Pegasus, and multiple launches on Russian, Chinese, US, ELVs. Better, faster, cheaper concepts. New manufacturing and qualification ideas. Plastic vs. ceramic parts. Bolt-it-together-and-fly vs. conventional I & T trade-offs.
- Space-Vehicle Platform Design. Structure design principles, graphite vs. aluminum trade-offs. Thermal design, active and passive systems. Power system design, solar arrays, batteries and options for power management. Communication links for payload sensor and TT&C data. Spacecraft-to-payload interfaces, fields of view, pointing accuracy. Hardware vs. software trade-offs and solutions.
- Weight, Cost, and Reliability. Weight estimating relationships, methods. Cost and cost models. PRICE, USMC-6, MODELSAT, SYSTEMATE, REVIC. Reliability models and calculations, failure rates, redundancy.
- Spacecraft and Component Testing. Conventional test cycles. High-density board test issues. Boundary-scan methods. IEEE 1149.1. New trends in testing. Facilities: Thermal-vac. Vibration. Compact range.
Tuition for this four-day course is $1490 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.