Course Descriptions

Production and Control of Spacecraft (2 ECTS credits)

Unit 1. The Fundamentals of Robot Mechanical Systems

Professor: Dobrova A.V.

Duration: 6 contact hours + 4 h. independent work

The Fundamentals of Robot Mechanical Systems will provide fundamental knowledge of the core aspects of autonomous-mobile robot design and development, including the current technological and algorithmic solutions that tackle the complexities of robot autonomy. Topics covered in robot design include: Robot Structure, Kinematics and Dynamics.

Unit 2. Spacecraft

Professor: Sukharev E.N.

Duration: 4 contact hours + 4 h. independent work

In the framework of this course, all kinds of spacecraft designed for Communication, TV Relay, Navigation, Geodesy and Research will be considered. Classes are educational in nature, involving a visit to the Museum of Cosmonautics SibSAU.

Unit 3. Control Theory: Automatic Control Theory in Space Systems

Professor: Gerasimova V.E.

Duration: 2 contact hours + 2 h. independent work

The elements of System Analysis and Control Theory for different objects, basic types and principles will be explored. Students will simulate the procedure of Automated Control.

Unit 4. Spacecraft Automation System Hardware

Professor: Sukharev E.N.

Duration: 2 contact hours + 2 h. independent work

The course of Spacecraft Automation devices contains a description of the electronic components and devices used on-board, exploring the Fundamentals of Digital Technology and Microprocessors.

Unit 5. The Fundamentals of Image Processing

Professor: Zotin A.G.

Duration: 10 contact hours + 10 h. independent work

This course will cover: colour models; methods of colour correction; and algorithms of noise suppression and threshold segmentation. Also, it will explore the implementation of methods and algorithms of image processing within the development environment RAD Studio 2010.

Unit 6. Methods of Production and Control of Spacecraft Systems

Professor: Serzhantova M., Shelepov V.A., Shagarov B.A.

Duration: 10 contact hours + 10 h. independent work

A lot of control work is carried out at every stage during the production of Spacecraft Systems. The course includes a tour of the RTSKP "Spacecraft and Systems", where students learn about the possibilities of MS Project for effective project management, technology design and manufacturing systems, space vehicles, students will see equipment for the advanced production and complete four labs:

  • Optical Methods for Monitoring the Integrity of Solar Panels.
  • Control of Solar Panels Contacts and Connections.
  • Measurement of Interference Pulses in Cables.
  • Evaluation of the Connecting Cables Screening Effectiveness

Students will have the opportunity to work with resource centre laboratory equipment and to carry out independent research.

Unit 7. The Fundamentals of Artificial Neural Networks

Professor: Sukharev E.N., Sayapin A.V.

Duration: 10 contact hours + 10 h. independent work

This type of mathematical objects can be used in a wide range of applications: from object classification to control of complex objects. In this course you will discover the similarities and differences between the human brain and artificial neural networks. In addition, you will examine: the structure of artificial neurons; the structure of artificial neural networks; and the ways to use such networks. During practice, students will process images of the Earth’s surface using neural networks.

Unit 8. Fuzzy logic

Professor: Sayapin A.V.

Duration: 8 contact hours + 8 h. independent work

After this course you will know what Fuzzy Logic is and how you can use it either in space or here on the Earth.

Artificial and Natural Systems (1 ECTS credits)

Unit 1. The Fundamentals of Astronomical Research

Professor: Veselkov S.A.

Duration: 4 contact hours + 4 h. independent work

The course focuses on exploring the modern astronomical equipment that facilitates looking into the distant corners of the universe, through the work of the Observatory at the Siberian State Aerospace University, where students will be able to participate in the observation of celestial bodies.

Unit 2. The Physics of the Rover Systems and Mechanisms

Professor: Yakimov L.E.

Duration: 4 contact hours + 4 h. independent work

Rover is a complex system. Engines, transmission, video camera, sensors. The course will reveal the physical basis of these devices.

Unit 3. Detecting Environmental Conditions

Professor: Gerasimova L.A., Khizhnak S.V., Taseyko O.V.

Duration: 6 contact hours + 6 h. independent work

It is of great importance to be able to understand the physicochemical characteristics of Space Objects, and detect the presence and, thereafter, condition of living organisms on the surface of the space object during any exploration thereof. The Fundamentals of Physicochemical and Biological Parameters of Environmental Conditions Analysis, the Principles of Detection and Indicators of Life are all considered in the course.

Unit 4. Structure and Functioning of Artificial and Natural Systems

Professor: Khizhnyak S.V., Gerasimova V.E.

Duration: 12 contact hours + 10 h. independent work

The course focuses on the practical study and mathematical modelling of artificial and natural ecosystems.

Russian Language (1 ECTS credit)

Duration: 25 contact hours + 11 h. independent work Russian as foreign language for beginners.

Main aspects:

  • The structure and function of artificial ecosystems, through the example of: bio-regenerative life-support ecosystems designed for the recycling of industrial waste; agro-ecosystems; and microcosms
  • The structure and functioning of natural ecosystems by example of: water; soil; and forest ecosystems
  • Approaches to the mathematical and physical modelling of artificial ecosystems

Students will learn:

  • Experimental methods of the ecosystems analysis at different levels
  • Mathematical methods of the ecosystems behaviour analysis
  • The approaches for the design and optimization of artificial ecosystems

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