ENAE 483/788D - Fall, 2019
 Principles of Space Vehicle Design
 Course Syllabus and Announcements

  Space Systems Laboratory - Department of Aerospace Engineering - University of Maryland

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Notes and Announcements

191027 - Solutions to problem 8 are also up now - sorry for the delay. I won't be posting solutions to #7 as you won't be able to do iterative design problems on the midterm anyway, and you did get those homeworks back already. (We gave full credit to any signficant attempt to do the problem - there are an infinite number of right answers in design!) (Of course, there are an even infiniter number of wrong answers...)

191023 - Solutions to problems 9 and 10 posted, the rest are coming soon! (may need to refresh pages to get them to show up)

191017 - The remainder of the problem sets will be grouped by specialty topics (i.e., Crew Systems, Power/Propulsion/Thermal, Loads/Structures/Mechanisms, and Avionics). There will be some tweaking of the schedule, so the remaining problem set due dates will be TBD for a few days. Also, here is a copy of last year's midterm exam (with solutions) so you can get an idea of what your exam might look like.

190930 - The links to lectures #09 and #10 are now working, so everything is accessible on this site. My web site is still doing mysterious things but we have reached a reasonable work-around. Sorry for the confusion.

190925 - My web site is still kicking my ass; Lecture #10 is in the Files section of ELMS until I get this fixed.

190924 - A couple of points: (a) When you submit the team progress report via mail, make sure the document has the team number and the names of all of the team members on it, please! (b) If you think you might be interested in the X-Hab project investigating cabin size requirements, we are having a kick-off telecon with NASA this Thursday afternoon at 2pm in the Control Room upstairs at the NBRF. There is no requirement to attend, but if you have the time and want to find out more about this project, you're welcome to show up and listen in.

190924 - My web site is fighting me tooth and nail, so please temporarily download today's lecture slides and homework under the "files" section of ELMS.

190916 - WIAA is holding an NX CAD tutorial at 5pm on October 8th in EGR0312 (Aerospace Design Lab). There are rumors of pizza...

190915 - A typo on page 35 of the Lecture #4 notes in the equation for v(theta) has also been corrected - kudos to Hannah Neuenhoff for catching it!

190906 – Typos in the Lecture #04 slides have been corrected (and are shown in blue text) – download the slide package again for the corrections.

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Course Schedule

 Date

 Subject

 Deadlines
 Aug. 27 (#01)  PROJ/Course Syllabus; Project Introduction
 
 Aug. 29 (#02)  SYS/Space Systems Engineering
 
 Sept. 3 (#03)  SYS/Rocket Performance
Problem 1 due 
 Sept. 5 (#04)  SYS/Orbital Mechanics
 
 Sept. 10 (#05)  SYS/Engineering Graphics
 
 Sept. 12 (#06)  SYS/Solid Modeling/Computer Aided Design 1
 
 Sept. 17 (#07)  SYS/Mass Estimating Relations
Problems 2, 3, and 4 due 
 Sept. 19 (#08)  SYS/Cost Estimation and Engineering Economics
 
 Sept. 24 (#09)  SYS/Reliability, Redundancy, and Resiliency
 
 Sept. 26 (#10)

 SYS/Space Environment

 Team Project 1 progress report
 Oct. 1 (#11)  CS/Habitability
Problems 7-9 due 
 Oct. 3 (#12)  CS/Habitability
 
 Oct. 8 (#13)  PROJ/ENAE 484 Project Planning
 Problems 5 and 6 due
 Oct. 10 (#14)  CS/Aerospace Physiology
 Problem 10 due
 Oct. 15 (#15)  CS/Radiation
 Team Project 1 due
 Oct. 17 (#16)  CS/Space Life Support Systems
 
 Oct. 22 (#17)  LSM/Structural Design
 
 Oct. 24 (#18)  PROJ/Spacesuits and EVA
 Crew Systems Problems due
 Oct. 29 (#19)  Midterm Exam
 Oct. 31 (#20)  LSM/Structural Analysis
 
 Nov. 5 (#21)  LSM/Structural Analysis
 
 Nov. 7 (#22)  PPT/Power Systems Design
 
 Nov. 12 (#23)  PPT/Propulsion Systems Design
 
 Nov. 14 (#24)  PPT/Thermal Systems Design
 
 Nov. 19 (#25)  AFCS/Attitude Determination and Control
 
 Nov. 21 (#26)  AFCS/Space Communications
 Structures Problems due
 Nov. 26 (#27)  AFCS/Data Management Systems
 Power/Prop/Thermal Problems due
 Nov. 28  Thanksgiving Break
 
 Dec. 3 (#28)  PROJ/Rover Design
 
 Dec. 5 (#29)  PROJ/Past ENAE 484 Projects
 Team Project 2 due

Legend

AFCS/Avionics

CS/Crew Systems

LSM/Loads, Structures, and Mechanisms

PPT/Power, Propulsion, and Thermal

PROJ/Term Project-Related

SYS/Systems Engineering