University of Toronto
Institute for Aerospace Studies

AER1503H Spacecraft Dynamics and Control II
Winter 2017

This course is a continuation of Spacecraft Dynamics and Control I and primarily deals with the attitude control of rigid spacecraft and the dynamics and control of flexible spacecraft.


  • General Information
  • Course Outline
  • Assessment
  • Project

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

    Instructor
    C. Damaren, UTIAS 172, 416-667-7704, damaren@utias.utoronto.ca
    

    Lectures

    Fridays, 10am-12noon (UTIAS Staff Lounge)
    

    COURSE OUTLINE

    No.	Topic	Notes
    
    A       INPUT-OUTPUT and STATE-SPACE CONTROL THEORY
    1       Input-Output Stability s1.pdf               
    2	Lyapunov Stability Analysis s2.pdf         
    3       Rigid Spacecraft Attitude Control s3.pdf
                                              s4.pdf        
    4	Linear Systems s5.pdf                      
    5       Observer-Based Compensator Design    
    B       FLEXIBLE SPACECRAFT DYNAMICS
    1       Equations of Motion (Elastic Continua) s6.pdf
    2	Spatial Discretization s6b.pdf	              
    3	Modal Equations                       
    4	Constrained/Unconstrained Modes       
    5	Modal Identities                      
    C	SPACECRAFT CONTROLLER DESIGN
    1	General Issues: Spillover              
    2       LQG Design s7a.pdf        	               
    3	H-Infinity Design s8.pdf                      
    4       Positive Real Design s9.pdf                   
    

    ASSESSMENT

    Assignments           15%
    Midterm Test          25%
    Final Exam            30%	
    Project Report        20%
    Project Presentation  10%
    

    PROJECT

    Students will select a spacecraft system to model and design a control system for it. The design should be supported by analysis and simulation results. Courses projects can be selected by the student (perhaps based on a journal paper) or selected from a short list of projects provided by the instructor. A detailed written report should be handed in and students will be expected to make a half-hour presentation based on their report.
    Last updated Dec 19, 2014.