Course Description

ECE6560 : Spacecraft Navigation

Semester: Spring

Credits: 3

Instructor: David Geller

Objective: Fundamentals of aircraft and spacecraft navigation systems. Techniques in celestial and inertial navigation. Global Position System (GPS) principles. Least squares estimation and Kolman filtering for optimal estimation of stochastic systems.

Prerequisite: MAE 5310 or ECE 5310 or equivalent

Topics Covered:

Course Outcomes:

1. Rigid motions and homeogeneous transformations.
2. Forward and inverse kinematics.
3. Path and trajectory planning.
4. Independent joint control.
5. Dynamics.
6. Linear nonlinear control of manipulators.
7. Cooperative robotics.

Text Book: Crassidis, John L. and Junkins, John L. Optimal Estimation of Dynamic Systems. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman and Hall, CRC, 2000.