Course Number
675.721
Course Format
Onsite

This course covers the design, operation, and management of power systems for spacecraft. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles, functional components, and cutting-edge technologies employed in spacecraft power management and distribution, generation, and energy storage. The course covers solar and nuclear/radioisotope generation, energy storage systems, power management, fault protection, thermal management, and emerging technologies. There is an emphasis on practical applications through a student project on the design of a spacecraft power system.