Space Technologies

Course Description

This course introduces technologije used to make satellites: energy harvesting, navigation, attitude control and communication with space vehicles, with special attention to small satellites. The course will also discuss thermal analysis and mechanical design.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the main elements of a satellite and their function in a satellite with a communications or scientific payload
  2. Describe the characterstic and compute essential orbital parameters for the most common types of orbits (GEO and SSO)
  3. Analyze energy requirements of a satellite energy system and apply them in the design of a satellite
  4. Analyze thermal requirement of a satellite, estimate average satellite temperature and apply in the design of a satellite
  5. Explain the operation of a communications system used to communication between satellite and Earth and the main elements of a link budget
  6. Explain the operation of the attitude determination and control system and determine optimal approaches

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Exercises

Independent assignments

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Space environment and thermodynamics of bodies in space
  2. Space environment and thermodynamics of bodies in space
  3. Bus functions: sensors; telemetry; satellite state monitoring and communication
  4. Heatflow analysis: conduction; convection and radiation interruption path
  5. Heatflow analysis: conduction; convection and radiation interruption path
  6. Spacecraft power systems (thermoelectric; nuclear and solar)
  7. Attitude determination and control systems
  8. Orbits and spacecraft-related geometry (slant range; closest point of approach; footprint) of the facility to intrusion
  9. Satellite imaging fundamentals: field of view; sensitivity; image quality; targeting
  10. Small-satellite deployment; launch and qualification requirements
  11. Satellite structural design
  12. Ground segment design: antenna size; pointing accuracy; link budget
  13. Ground segment design: antenna size; pointing accuracy; link budget
  14. Licences for space use and frequency allocation, Ground segment design: antenna size; pointing accuracy; link budget
  15. Licences for space use and frequency allocation, Ground segment design: antenna size; pointing accuracy; link budget

Study Programmes

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Literature

(.), Understanding Space Weather and the Physics Behind it, Delores J. Knipp, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2011,
(.), Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Design, G. Sebestyen, S. Fujikawa, N. Galassi, A. Chuchra,

Associate Lecturers

For students

General

ID 222792
  Summer semester
5 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
6 Laboratory exercises

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