STE6304 Mathematical Modeling and Simulation - 5 ECTS
- Orbital Mechanics
- Sun vector modelling
- Magnetic field modelling
- Attitude determination
- Attitude control
- Reaction wheels
- Magnetic torquers
- Actuation strategies
- Pulse width modulation
- Pulse width pulse frequency modulation
- Sensors and sensor noise
After subject has been passed the students should have acquired the following learning results:
Knowledge and understanding:
- has knowledge on how to model translational and rotational dynamics of spacecraft
- has knowledge on how to design an attitude controller for a rigid body
- has knowledge on how to estimate the attitude based on vector measurements
- is able to model different components required to build a satellite simulator
- is able to perform simulations in Matlab/Simulink
- is able to use LaTeX to write a scientific report
- The candidate will be able to model and simulate complex systems in Matlab/Simulink and create a report describing their work.
10 mandatory assignments will be given.
Exam and assessment:
The course is assessed by coursework only; where the students shall write a scientific report describing the results from the assignment using LaTeX.
Assessment is according to standard A-F grading scale where F is a fail.
A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.
- M. Sidi (1997) Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
- Notes and papers handed out by lecturer
- O. Egeland and J. T. Gravdahl (2002) Modeling and Simulation for Automatic Control
- D. Vallado (2007) Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications
- J. Wertz (1978) Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control
- H. Schaub and J. Junkins (2003) Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems