The movement of bodies in space (like spacecraft, satellites, and space stations) must be predicted and controlled with precision in order to ensure safety and efficacy. Kinematics is a field that develops descriptions and predictions of the motion of these bodies in 3D space. This course in Kinematics covers four major topic areas: an introduction to particle kinematics, a deep dive into rigid body kinematics in two parts (starting with classic descriptions of motion using the directional cosine matrix and Euler angles, and concluding with a review of modern descriptors like quaternions and Classical and Modified Rodrigues parameters). The course ends with a look at static attitude determination, using modern algorithms to predict and execute relative orientations of bodies in space.
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Principales reseñas sobre KINEMATICS: DESCRIBING THE MOTIONS OF SPACECRAFT
if you are an aerospace engineering student and would like to get into orbital mechanics/ control and dynamics of satellites or celestial bodies, it's a decent course (series) to take.
A wonderful course on Spacecraft Kinematics, by a top quality instructor.
Thank you Professor! It was a pleasure to take another course from you!
Amazing class from an amazing teacher. I found it fascinating from the beginning to the end, and cannot wait for next modules, especially the last!
The course was difficult yet interesting and challenging. The instructor's teaching methodology is amazing.
Acerca de Programa especializado: Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
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