SS4801 Space Autonomy Laboratory

This course provides students a hands-on experience in current and advance space autonomy concepts. Students will be exposed to the command, control and operations of a satellite while understanding the engineering ramifications of various space sensors and actuators and the resulting telemetry. Each lab will involve students designing and implementing a space mission in the re-configurable space autonomy testbed. Students will gain hands-on experience in understanding the role of autonomy for tactical and strategic needs. Each laboratory experiment exposes a student to the range of capabilities as well as the limits of autonomy.



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Quarter Offered

  • As Required