PRJ-32 - Design and Construction of Aeroespace Systems

[Projeto e Construção de Sistemas Aeroespaciais]

  • Instructor(s): Prof Christopher and Prof. Willer - with external specialists’ collaborations.
  • ITA Course Number: PRJ-32
  • As taught in: 2019.
  • Department: Aerospace Systems 
  • Level: Undergraduate. 

Syllabus (Ementa): 

  • Format: 1-0-3-3
    • Lectures (1h) - Series of recorded lectures (from the course and available) within convergence meetings (0h30).
    • Research Activities (2h) - Research of mission elements to correlated with the lectures.
    • Presentation (0h30) - Presentation, analysis and discussions of mission elements and project decisions.
    • Lab Activities (3h) - Hands-on design of a representative spacecraft.
  • Description: Notions of rockets, satellites and ground stations. Mission definition. System Definitions. Project. Manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing. Launching and Operations. 
  • Prerequisites: no
  • Rationale for offering this subject: a survey with undergraduate students has shown that there is a desire for training in hands-on methods using state-of-the-art technology. The intent of this course is to present the Space Technologies, while exploiting synergies with known missions and related practical activities.

[Requisitos: não há. Horas semanais: 1-0-3-3. Noções de foguete, satélite e estação terrena. Definição de missão. Definição de sistema. Projeto. Manufatura, montagem integração e testes do sistema. Lançamento e operação. Bibliografia: Wertz, J. R. & Larsson, J. W., eds., Space Mission Analysis and Design, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1999; Fortescue, P., Stark, J., eds., Spacecraft Systems Engineering, 2a ed., John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK, 1995; Sutton, G. P. Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7a Edição, Wiley, Nova Iorque, EUA, 2001]

Course Map (Mapa do Curso):

Course Map

Course Map Rationale: Space Engineering is the Engineering process, using the Space, to connect the Users with their Subject needs. Space Missions are the scope where a Space System is developed and operated to provide a product that connects the user to their needs. This Space System is traditionally architected in Segments (Launch/Space/Ground), their programmatic and operations.  This course intends to describe the technological elements of the Space Systems, researching know missions, and a hands-on development.

Calendar (Calendário):

Project (Projeto):

The project relates to the development of a CubeSat to the CubeDesign Competition hosted by INPE. 

Assignments (Atividades):

The assignments relate to the research, discussion, analysis and proposal of alternatives to known missions. 

Educational Resources Area (Recursos Educacionais):

The hand-outs, lectures, extra texts, slides, assignments, collaborative areas are on the discipline Classroom Onenote Notebook.