16.343 Spacecraft and Aircraft Sensors and Instrumentation
Covers fundamental sensor and instrumentation principles in the context of systems designed for space or atmospheric flight. Systems discussed include basic measurement system for force, temperature, pressure; navigation systems (Global Positioning System, Inertial Reference Systems, radio navigation), air data systems, communication systems; spacecraft attitude determination by stellar, solar, and horizon sensing; remote sensing by incoherent and Doppler radar, radiometry, spectrometry, and interferometry. Also included is a review of basic electromagnetic theory and antenna design and discussion of design considerations for flight. Alternate years.
This class has no prerequisites.
16.343 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by K. Cahoy.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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