University of Colorado Boulder
Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Specialization

Launch your Career in Spacecraft Attitude GNC. Master Complex Spacecraft Dynamics Modeling

Hanspeter Schaub

Instructor: Hanspeter Schaub

Specialization - 3 course series

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What you'll 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

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Specialization - 3 course series

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Advanced level

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Specialization - 3 course series

What you'll learn

  • Developing spacecraft equations of motion with momentum exchange devices

  • Writing and validating complex spacecraft simulations

  • Exploiting momentum device nullmotion to avoid singularities.

Skills you'll gain

Category: RW Performance Envelopes
Category: Nonlinear Attitude Control
Category: Variable Speed Control Moment Gyroscopes
Category: Reaction Wheels
Category: Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMGs)

What you'll learn

  • Use virtual work methods to develop equations of motion of mechanical systems.

  • Understand how to use Lagrange multipliers to study constrained dynamical systems.

  • Be able to derive the equations of motion of a spacecraft with flexible sub-components.

Skills you'll gain

Category: holonomic constraints
Category: Hamilton's Extended Principle
Category: Lagrangian Dynamics
Category: multi-body dynamics
Category: D'Alembert's Principle

What you'll learn

  • How to create and validate a simulation of a spacecraft with a hinged panel.

  • Investigate spacecraft dynamics with a time varying geometry.

Skills you'll gain

Category: input shaped attitude control
Category: time varying geometry
Category: spacecraft simulation
Category: center of mass properties

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Hanspeter Schaub
University of Colorado Boulder
10 Courses32,681 learners

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