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ENG 491 CU1 - Nanosatellite Design Build 1

Last offered Spring 2022

Official Description

Disciplined, multi-department, team-structured project design experience with an overall (or major phase) end-of-term completion date. Projects involve design specification through a proposal, analyses of cost and other tradeoffs among alternative designs, design review, fabrication and assembly, functional and environmental testing, and demonstrations (as applicable). Reports and presentations at the end of each term. Individual engineering activities as well as team responsibilities. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Senior standing required. May be repeated. Credit toward the degree is determined by the student's major department. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Section Description

Nanosatellite Design and Build 1 is an introductory course in the design of small satellites. It is an interdisciplinary, systems-level course that teaches to a range of topics, including electronics, space environments, attitude control and determination, and structural design, among others. The course is linked with a campus research library, and promotes the to students to get directly involved with real space missions and projects on going at the university. The course has a strong lab component, offering the opportunity to design and build real satellite hardware, and learn about and develop tests for simulating the space environment. After completing a lab training module, students formulate their own final semester projects with direct application to the current satellite programme. Students are expected to be highly independent with good time management skills, and are encouraged to continue to Nanosatellite Design and Build 2

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Nanosatellite Design Build 1CU155653LEC10830 - 0950 T R    Michael Lembeck