Selected Theoretical Problems of Space Technology

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W36OZ007 ZK 52P+26C
Jan Hošek (guarantor), Jaroslav Kousal (guarantor)
Jan Hošek (guarantor), Jaroslav Kousal (guarantor)
Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering

• Two-body problem, restricted three-body problem, non-keplerian movement, stability of orbits

• Tsiolkovsky equation, impulse and continuous maneuvers, Lambert problem, transfer orbits

• Rendezvous maneuvers, flying in formation, dynamics of launch and re-entry of spacecrafts

• Rotation of rigid body, disturbing torques, position and attitude determination

• Active and passive attitude control, dynamics of control

• Methods of solution in astrodynamics, analytical/numerical methods, accuracy of the methods

• Principles of vacuum physics and technology, high vacuum, molecular flow, vacuum aerodynamics

• Materials in high vacuum vapour pressure, friction, moving mechanisms in vacumm

• Thermal conductivity in molecula flow, thermal radiation, thermal and radiative balance of spacecraft

• Motion of charged particles, plasma parameters, low-temperature vs. high-temperature plasma

• Charakteristic lengths and frequencies in plasma, Debye screeening length, non-stationary effects

• Generation of plasma discharge, non-equilibrium plasma, interacction of plasma with surface

• Ionosphere and magnetosphere of Earth, solar wind and interplanetary space

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Study materials:

• H. D. Curtis: Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, 2005, Elsevier, ISBN 0-7506-6169-0

• M. J. Sidi: Spacecraft dynamics and control: a practical engineering approach, Cambridge Uni. Press, 1997, ISBN 0-521-55072-6

• L. Pisacane: The Space Environment and Its Effects on Space Systems, 2nd ed., AIAA, 2016, ISBN 978-1-62410-353-7

• O. Montenbruck, E. Gill; Satellite Orbits Models, Methods and Applications, 2005, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-63547-2

• R. R. Bate, D. D. Mueller, J. E. White: Fundamentals of astrodynamics, 1971, Dover Publications, , ISBN 0-48660-061-0

• V. A. Chobotov (ed.): Orbital mechanics, 3rd ed., AIAA, 2002, ISBN 1-56347-537-5

• Viviani, G. Pezzella: Aerodynamic and Aerothermodynamic Analysis of Space Mission Vehicles, Springer, 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-13926-5

• C. Tribble: The Space Environment: Implications for Spacecraft Design, Princeton University Press, 2003, ISBN: 978-0691102993

• R. Hippler, H. Kersten, M. Schmidt, K. H. Schoenbach (eds.): Low Temperature Plasmas: Fundamentals, Technologies and Techniques, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-527-40673-9

• J. F. O'Hanlon: A User's Guide to Vacuum Technology, 3rd ed., Wiley, 2003, ISBN: 978-0-471-27052-2

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