MAE 5160

MAE 5160

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

A survey in contemporary space technology from satellite subsystem design through launch and mission operations, focusing on the classical subsystems of robotic and human-rated spacecraft, rockets, planetary rovers, and habitats, and with an emphasis on issue of spacecraft-system architecture and design. Topics covered include subsystem technologies and the systems-engineering principles that tie them together into a spacecraft architecture. Subsystem technologies discussed include communications, thermal subsystems, structure, guidance/navigation/control, spacecraft power, space propulsion, payloads (remote sensing, insitu sensing, human life support), entry/descent/landing, surface mobility, and flight-computer hardware and software. The final project consists of architecting a complete spacecraft system with appropriate subsystems, with designs supported by parametric analysis and simulation. Discussions of current problems and trends in spacecraft operation and development. Students in MAE 5160 will complete an additional project: an in-depth study of a space-technology problem to be integrated with a space-system design project.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MAE 3260 and MAE 4060, or permission of instructor.

Comments Graduate version of MAE 4160.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MAE 4160MAE 4161

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11738MAE 5160  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites, MAE 3260 and MAE 4060, strictly enforced.