16.83J Space Systems Engineering
Design of a complete space system, including systems analysis, trajectory analysis, entry dynamics, propulsion and power systems, structural design, avionics, thermal and environmental control, human factors, support systems, and weight and cost estimates. Students participate in teams, each responsible for an integrated vehicle design, providing experience in project organization and interaction between disciplines. Includes several aspects of team communication including three formal presentations, informal progress reports, colleague assessments, and written reports. Offered alternate Fall and Spring terms.
This class has no prerequisites.
16.83J will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by K. Cahoy.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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