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Spacecraft Design 
Winter semester 2016/17
Chair of Astronautics (Prof. Walter)
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This survey lecture introduces aerospace design processes and technologies in the following lecture topics:
• Design processes and introduction to spacecraft, spacecraft systems and their design,
• Payloads and payload systems, science payloads and their sensors and experiments, surface systems, communication payloads
• Data handling and communication, communication structures, link budgets, environmental factors, telemetry and command, channel coding, error correction, modulations, frequencies
• Energy sources, power supply, solar cells, energy storage, batteries, fuel cells, solar dynamic systems
• Thermal control, radiation balance, thermal modeling, thermal control features
• Sensors and actuators for spacecraft attitude control and navigation
• Mechanical systems, mechanisms, structures
• Subsystem component and payload verification processes, interfaces, safety, function and environmental tests, verification and validation.
• System integration and test, functional and qualification tests, environmental compatibility test, model validation, test processes
• system operations and disposal
BS lecture "Introduction to Spaceflight Technology" (TUM LRT Professor U. Walter, Wiley-VCH, ISBN 3-527-40685-9), Introductory book such as John Sellers "Understanding Space", or equivalent BS lecture. Undergraduate knowledge in math and physics, completed BS in engineering.
Students will be able to understand the complex interactions between the spaceflight environment, spacecraft systems and spaceflight missions, can analyze relevant requirements and find first order solutions for mission planning purposes. Students will be able to analyze spaceflight systems and perform basic optimizations. Students will be able to understand the basic interactions between and design drivers for spaceflight systems and available technological options. They have basic knowledge of required functions, typical design processes, design evaluations and possible implementations.
class lecture
The technical contents will be presented theoretically in the lecture together with hands-on examples from implemented systems and on-going projects. The accompanying tutorial will reinforce important basic aspects with an emphasis on practical implementation and detailed analyses. The students will learn to perform first assessments and order of magnitude design calculations for system designs and layout. The tutorial will provide additional examples and information to current topics in spacecraft technology. Additional independent research, problem solving and literature is expected and will be part of the exams.
Für die Anmeldung zur Teilnahme müssen Sie sich in TUMonline als Studierende*r identifizieren.
Note: See TUM Online
1. Handbuch der Raumfahrttechnik, 4. Ausgabe, W. Ley, K.Wittmann, W. Hallmann (Herausgeber), Hanser Verlag, 2011, ISBN 978-3-446-41185-2, ca. € 149,-
2. alternatively in Englisch: "Handbook of Space Technology (Library of Flight)" [Englisch], Wilfried Ley, Klaus Wittmann, Willi Hallmann, ca. €105.
3. Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD [Englisch],
James Richard Wertz, ca. €105, or
4. V.L. Pisacane, R.C.Moore (eds.) "Fundamentals of Space Systems".

For basic background:
1. John Sellers "Understanding Space"
2. U.Walter "Astronautics"
Online information
e-learning course (moodle)
New for 2013/2014. Can be used as replacement for "Raumfahrttechnik II", which is no longer offered. Emphasis on engineering and technology, not space physics and orbits, which is now offered a sa separate class by Prof. U. Walter.