Dynamics and Control of Space Structures

Course #AE4816

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Review of dynamics, finite element method, structural natural frequencies, mode shapes, and control of flexible structures. Smart sensors, actuators and applications to active vibration control, shape control, vibration isolation and fine beam pointing. Equation of motion of spacecraft with flexible structures, and control of spacecraft and flexible structures. The interaction of flexibility and control. Impact of flexibility on the performance of military spacecraft and future trends.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 299


  • AE3830
  • ME3521
  • EC2300
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

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