ASTRO 6579

ASTRO 6579

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

A graduate level course in astrodynamics and trajectory design. Course topics include a brief review of the two body problem, impulsive transfers, and perturbations; orbit determination and one-way ranging; algebraic and symplectic mappings and surfaces of section; the circular and elliptical 3-body problem, invariant manifolds and 3-body orbit design; secular and resonant perturbations; finite and continuous thrust modeling and transfer design. The course will emphasize numerical methods and building deep understanding of modern approaches to orbital design problems. Familiarity with basic orbital mechanics (at the level of MAE 4060 or equivalent) and numerical integration of dynamical systems will be assumed.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: advanced undergraduate course in dynamics or permission of instructor.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 6720

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16459ASTRO 6579  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person