- attitude dynamics
- control of nonlinear attitude
- spacecraft motion
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Specialization
Explore a Career in Spacecraft Attitude Analysis.. Master the theories and concepts of spacecraft attitude dynamics.
What you will learn
Apply transport theorem to differentiate vectors, derive frame dependent velocity and acceleration vectors, and solve kinematic particle problems,
Translate between sets of attitude descriptions; add and subtract relative attitude descriptions for the movement of rigid bodies
Apply the static stability conditions of a dual-spinner configuration to derive equations of motion for rigid bodies with momentum exchange devices
Apply Lyapunov method to argue stability and convergence on a range of systems, analyze rigid body control convergence with unmodeled torque
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
The capstone project integrates the analytical skills you build through the courses into a Mars mission concept where the attitude pointing of a small satellite is developed for different mission requirements. Numerical simulations are developed to validate the predicted closed loop attitude control.
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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization
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