This course will focus on the engineering development and operations of the spacecraft Avionics and Power systems.
Course topics for Avionics will include spacecraft avionics systems overview, requirements, key parts identification for processors, volatile and non-volatile memories, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA). Onboard spacecraft command and telemetry data flow architectural trade-offs will be evaluated against reference design scenarios. Avionics topics such as hardware development, integration and test and inflight support will be used to illustrate the concepts.
(power systems portion to be added by co-instructor to be appointed)
Completion of 675.600 Systems Engineering for Space and 675.601 Fundamentals of Engineering Space System, or with approval of the instructor.