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Posted in April 2013

new course: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II

Today we have published a new bachelor course: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering II. The second part of the Introduction course.

This part of the course Introduction to Aerospace Engineering is focused on two aerospace disciplines: “space and orbital mechanics” and “structures and materials”. These topics are discussed in detail and will provide an understanding for both aircraft and for spacecraft/space missions.
Study Goals:
-List/describe the reasons for going into space and the principles of rockets, including their trajectories.
– Motivate the selection of spacecraft configurations depending on the mission and identify the main elements of a satellite.
– Describe the features of the space environment and their consequences for space activities.
– Determine elementary satellite orbits, transfer orbits and maneuvers
– Describe and work with elementary space propulsion aspects: launch, velocity budget and rocket equation
– List the characteristics of typical aerospace materials & structures and describe their meaning and relevance
– List the main structural elements of an aerospace vehicle and describe their functions and performance.

Published a new course: Measurement Technology

Today we published a new course of the Bachelor programme Electrical Engineering: Measurement Technology

This course is an introduction to measurement technology and describes the theoretical foundations and practical examples of measurement systems. The analyzing of measurements problems and specifying of measurements systems are the main subjects that are treated in this course, where the main focus will be on the different kind of measurement errors and the concept of uncertainty in measurement results. Electronic measurement instrumentation will be introduced; a number of conventional sensors for the measurement of non-electronic variables will be described, as well as electronic circuits for the reading of the sensors.

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