7–11 January 2019
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego,
San Diego, California

Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics of Space Vehicles (NEW!)

5-6 January 2019
0800-1700 hrs
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Member - Early (until 17 December)  $595
Member - Standard  $695
Conference Rate $795


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Synopsis

This short course presents a coherent treatment of both the fundamental principles and recent advances in guidance, control, and astrodynamics of space vehicles.   It is intended for guidance, navigation and control (GNC) engineers, spacecraft systems engineers, space mission designers, and/or technical managers, who are interested in a comprehensive overview of the GNC and astrodynamical problems of advanced space systems, launch vehicles, and robotic/human exploration of the moon, Mars, and asteroids. This course is based on the instructor’s second AIAA textbook Space Vehicle Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics (2015),” included with registration.

Key Topics

  • Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications
  • Launch Vehicle Ascent Flight Control
  • Orbital Intercept, Rendezvous, and Terminal Impact Guidance
  • Advanced Trajectory Design for Asteroid Missions
  • Close-Proximity Dynamics and Control Around Irregular Shaped Asteroids
  • Planetary Defense Missions Analysis and Design
  • Classical Angles-Only Initial Orbit Determination (IOD) Problem of Space Situational Awareness
  • Differential Geometric and ZEM/ZEV Guidance Laws for Orbital Rendezvous/Intercept
  • Robotic/Human Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Guidance Problem

    Who Should Attend

    GNC engineers/researchers, space systems engineers, space mission designers, and technical managers, who are involved in preliminary or detailed design of advanced space vehicles, space missions, or small satellites will find this course useful. Control researchers and graduate students will also benefit from this course, which focuses on practical GNC/astrodynamical problems of advanced space vehicles.

    Instructor

    Bong Wie is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University. He holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Seoul National University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. In 2006 he received AIAA’s Mechanics and Control of Flight Award for his innovative research on advanced control of complex spacecraft such as solar sails, large flexible structures, and agile imaging satellites equipped with control moment gyros. He is the author of two AIAA textbooks: “Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control (1998)” and “Space Vehicle Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics (2015).” He has published 200 technical papers and 75 journal articles. He has three patents on singularity-avoidance steering logic of control moment gyros. During the past 10 years, he has been actively involved in guidance, control, and astrodynamics research for deflecting or disrupting hazardous near-Earth objects (NEO). From 2011-2014, he was a NIAC (NASA Advanced Innovative Concepts) Fellow for developing an innovative solution to NASA’s NEO impact threat mitigation grand challenge and its flight validation mission design.  His NIAC study effort has resulted in two distinct concepts for effectively disrupting  hazardous asteroids with short warning time, called a hypervelocity asteroid intercept vehicle (HAIV) and a multiple kinetic-energy impactor vehicle (MKIV). His current research focuses on the differential geometric and multi-phase ZEM/ZEV feedback guidance methods as applied to orbital intercept and rendezvous and lunar/Mars precision powered descent & landing with hazard avoidance and retargeting.

    Course Outline

    • Introduction (1 hr)
    • Chapter 1: Spacecraft Attitude Determination, Dynamics, and Control  (1 hr)
    • Chapter 2: Control Moment Gyros for Agile Imaging Satellites (1 hr)
    • Chapter 6: Launch-Vehicle Ascent Flight Control (2 hrs)
    • Chapter 7: Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications (1 hr)
    • Chapter 8: Orbital Intercept, Rendezvous, and Terminal Impact Guidance (1 hr)
    • Chapter 9: Advanced Trajectory Design for Asteroid Missions (1 hr)
    • Chapter 10: Planetary Defense Missions Analysis and Design (2 hr)
    • Chapter 11: Close-Proximity Dynamics and Control Around an Asteroid (1 hr)
    • Special Topic 1: Classical Angles-Only Initial Orbit Determination (IOD) Problem of Space Situational Awareness (1 hr)
    • Special Topic 2: Differential Geometric and ZEM/ZEV Guidance Laws for Orbital Rendezvous/Intercept (1 hr)
    • Special Topic 3: Robotic/Human Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Guidance Problem (1 hr)
    • Summary (1 hr)

      Course Materials

      Course notes will be made available about one week prior to the course event. You will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your course notes. Since these notes will not be distributed on site, AIAA and your course instructor highly recommend that you bring your computer with the course notes already downloaded. The instructor’s AIAA textbook Space Vehicle Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics (2015) will be provided as part of course registration.

      Course Registration

      • Registration will open in September 2018.

      Contact

      Please contact Jason Cole if you have any questions about courses and workshops at AIAA forums.

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