MAE 161A 2009 - Lecture 1

MAE 161A 2009 - Lecture 1 - MAE 161A Introduction to...

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Slide 1 © Wirz MAE 161A MAE 161A: Introduction to Astronautics Lecture 1 09/29/2009
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Slide 2 © Wirz MAE 161A Today’s Class MAE 161 Series Course Details Overview History General Two-Body Problem (on board)
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Slide 3 © Wirz MAE 161A The MAE 161 Series Fall, MAE 161A Introduction to Astronautics Winter, MAE 161B/161R Space Technology and Rocket Propulsion Spring, MAE 161C Spacecraft Design
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Slide 4 © Wirz MAE 161A Course Details
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Slide 5 © Wirz MAE 161A Teaching Staff Instructor: Prof. Richard Wirz (pronounced ―Whirz‖) E-mail: [email protected] Office: 46-147B, Engineering IV Office hours: Set hours TBD and by appointment Course website: http://courseweb.seas.ucla.edu Teaching Assistant: Ben Dankongkakul E-mail: [email protected] Office hours: Friday 2-3pm (38-138A) Monday 2-4pm (38-138W) TA discussions: Fridays 4-6pm, Boelter 2444 Note: I will sometimes switch normal lectures to Fridays for normal lecture hours, refer to website
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Slide 6 © Wirz MAE 161A Course Objectives This course will provide the student with: A basic knowledge of space flight mechanics The ability to perform preliminary design and analysis of space missions Use modern software for orbit and mission analysis The ability to read and understand the current technical literature on the subject Lectures/Discussions Instructor lectures will cover fundamental course information TA discussions (Boelter 2444) will cover: Background information Detailed information Computer modeling TA discussion material will also be on homework/exams
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Slide 7 © Wirz MAE 161A Topics Covered Topics to be covered include: Orbital Mechanics The two- body problem and Kepler’s laws Keplerian orbits and orbital parameters The time problem and Kepler’s equation Ground track and taxonomy of common orbits Orbital and transfer maneuvers Introduction to perturbation theory Low-thrust trajectories Gauss’ problem Rendezvous Spacecraft Control Spacecraft dynamics Spacecraft pointing and attitude control Other Space mission design space environment Reentry Etc.
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Slide 8 © Wirz MAE 161A Resources Textbooks Required Bate R., Mueller D., White J., ―Fundamentals of Astrodynamics,‖ Dover, 1971. Chobotov V. A., ―Orbital Mechanics,‖ AIAA, 3 rd Edition, 2002. Lecture Notes: Most lecture notes will be transcribed by students in class. Some lecture material, such as overhead presentations, will be available on the course website. Recommended (on reserve at library) Chobotov V. A., ―Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control‖ Orbit, 1991 Meyer R. X., ―Elements of Space Technology,‖ Academic Press 1999 Lecture notes and handouts Important! Lecture notes and handouts will sometimes be beyond the scope of textbooks; therefore, do not depend on the textbook alone and
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