The movement of bodies in space (like spacecraft, satellites, and space stations) must be predicted and controlled with precision in order to ensure safety and efficacy. Kinematics is a field that develops descriptions and predictions of the motion of these bodies in 3D space. This course in Kinematics covers four major topic areas: an introduction to particle kinematics, a deep dive into rigid body kinematics in two parts (starting with classic descriptions of motion using the directional cosine matrix and Euler angles, and concluding with a review of modern descriptors like quaternions and Classical and Modified Rodrigues parameters). The course ends with a look at static attitude determination, using modern algorithms to predict and execute relative orientations of bodies in space.
This course is part of the Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Specialization
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction to Kinematics
Rigid Body Kinematics I
Rigid Body Kinematics II
Static Attitude Determination
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TOP REVIEWS FROM KINEMATICS: DESCRIBING THE MOTIONS OF SPACECRAFT
A wonderful course on Spacecraft Kinematics, by a top quality instructor.
Thank you Professor! It was a pleasure to take another course from you!
Amazing and passionate teaching. Not ever boring. Does not feel like an online class. Thanks to the professor.
if you are an aerospace engineering student and would like to get into orbital mechanics/ control and dynamics of satellites or celestial bodies, it's a decent course (series) to take.
A good course for those interested aerospace, as well as those just looking to further their mathematical skills.
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