In collaboration with DTU Electrical Engineering, DTU Physics and DTU Informatics, DTU Space offers the following courses in connection with the study line "Space Technology":
30300 Introduction to Spacecraft Systems and Design
The objective of the course is to give the participants an understand satellite systems and their applications, physical properties of the space environment and the systems engineering elements of a spacecraft project. This course gives participants the basics for further studies within aerospace technology.
30320 Spacecraft Instrumentation Systems
The objective of the course is to enable the student to design and verify complex Aero-space instrumentation systems. The course emphasise standard design drivers as quality, precision, longevity, robustness and industrial norms and standards. To enable a conceptual verification, the students are required to realize critical parts of their designs in the laboratory. The theories, techniques and methods learned are common to aerospace, medico-techniques, military electronics, robotics etc.
30330 Image Analysis with Microcomputer
The main focus of the course is on the hardware/software interaction and on development and application of electro-optical systems. Emphasis is on optimal hardware performance, i.e. optics, camera, acquisition HW, in application in surveillance, navigation, medicin and industrial control.
30340 Radar and Radiometer Systems
The course emphasizes system aspects and deals with two important microwave sensors - radar and radiometer systems - used for remote sensing and surveillance. It is the aim that the student will eventually be able to perform a proper system analysis and design of radar and radiometer systems for various applications.
30350 Remote Sensing
Radar and radiometer systems are used from satellites and aircrafts to measure and monitor the surface of the Earth, including the land surfaces, the oceans and the atmosphere. This is called remote sensing or Earth observation and is of utmost importance for the monitoring of the Earth’s environment and climate. The general course objectives are to provide the students with an understanding of those radar and radiometer techniques and systems, that are used for remote sensing, with a special emphasize on the technical description of the sensors, and on the application of these techniques for measuring and monitoring of properties of the surface of the Earth. This also includes knowledge about the necessary data processing techniques.
30530 Geographic Information Systems
The objective of the course is to introduce the basic concepts of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and to give an insight into spatial information and geodata.
30540 Mapping from Aerial and Satellite Images
The objective of the course is to provide knowledge of instruments and methods used for mapping and analysis of the surface of the earth. The course includes digital photogrammetric and spectral methods for topographic mapping and related techniques for analysis of digital image data for thematic mapping, earth observation and change detection.
30550 Satellite positioning
The objective of the course is to provide a good knowledge of the mathematical processing and modelling principles used for conventional positioning and navigation with GPS and similar systems such as Galileo and Glonass (together referred to as GNSS). Routines and algorithms are implemented in Matlab and by the end of the course the participants can estimate a position from real GPS data.
31365 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
The objective of the course is to provide participants with understanding and working ability with spacecraft dynamics and attitude control, attitude determination in space and actuators available to change spacecraft attitude and orbit. Having passed the course, participants will be able to design and evaluate simple types of attitude control for a satellite, and should be able to participate in preliminary investigations and assessment for new space projects. This implies that participants have a good overview of the operational phases of a satellite, the various control and stabilisation tasks at hand, basic kinematics and dynamics for a spacecraft in a near Earth orbit and further, that the participant has good hands-on experience on methods for control and stabilisation.
The objective of the course is to give the participants an understanding of antennas on basis of the electromagnetic field theory. Furthermore, they must achieve the skill to analyze and design advanced antennas and antenna systems using numerical techniques.
31435 Antenna Measurements in Radio Anechoic Chambers
The objective of the course is to give the students a knowledge about measurement of antenna parameters in radio anechoic chambers, and a skill to conduct such measurements.
30725 Planetary Physics
This is an exciting time where space expolations and missions promise to widen our frontiers and to drive technology developmen. Especially over the next two decades our detail knowledge of the Solar System will substantially grow from satellite missions of which many are international collaborations. A plethora of scientific puzzles awaits their answers: Why are the poles of Jupiter as hot as the equator? What happened to the water on Mars? And many more. Often engineering projects on Earth have a global impact. One example is the greenhouse effect - a planetary phenomenon. One can learn much about the Earth and its evolution by studying our neighbour planets.