- constrained multi-body system
- variable speed CMG
- Reaction Wheels
- momentum based attitude control
- Analytical mechanics
- Variable Speed Control Moment Gyroscopes
- Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMGs)
- Nonlinear Attitude Control
- RW Performance Envelopes
- Lagrangian Dynamics
- holonomic constraints
- D'Alembert's Principle
Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Specialization
Launch your Career in Spacecraft Attitude GNC. Master Complex Spacecraft Dynamics Modeling
What you will learn
Modeling spacecraft with angular momentum exchange devices
Analytical methods to derive equations of motion
How to apply Holonomic and Pfaffian constraints to a dynamical description
Developing spacecraft equations of motion with momentum exchange devices
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
The learners will develop complex spacecraft dynamics simulations of a vehicle with several variable speed control moment gyroscopes (CMGs) attached. This challenging software development allows the engineer to create high fidelity attitude simulation and control development. Further, the capstone project explores spacecraft with time varying geometry for both 3D and planar rotation cases. This is applicable to modeling flexing or deploying solar panels.
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Earn a Certificate
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There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
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