AE3820 Advanced Mechanics and Orbital Robotics

This course is an intermediate level analysis of the dynamics of space systems, including: ascent and descent of rockets, tethers, yo-yo despin, spinning hubs with flexible appendages, single stage to orbit, and various problems in spacecraft attitude dynamics such as nutation dampers. The analysis will include developing the equation of motion, equilibrium and stability analysis, solutions of nonlinear systems using perturbation methods and numerical techniques. Computational and symbolic manipulator packages will be used extensively.



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  • As Required