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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Outline

    Advanced Spacecraft Control and Dynamics


    Course Outline:

    I. Fundamentals of spacecraft dynamics and control

    II. Orbital, attitude, and structural dynamics

    III. Classical and advanced control design methods

    A. Case study 1: Multi-target pointing control of agile spacecraft using CMGs 

    B. Case study 2: Attitude/orbit dynamics and control of large solar sails

    C. Case study 3: Attitude/orbit control of very large space solar power satellites

    D. Case study 4: Flight dynamics, guidance, and control of advanced launch vehicles

    E. Case study 5: Spacecraft dynamics and control problems of asteroid deflection missions

    IV. Course review and summary