317.014 Advanced Space Propulsion Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • give an overview of current and future space propulsion systems
  • make basic calculations regarding propulsion capabilities
  • explain the limits of application for different space propulsion concepts

Subject of course

  • Propulsion Fundamentals: History, Basic Equations, Trajectories and Orbits, Classification
  • Chemical Propulsion: Overview, Nozzle Design, Alternative Propellants, Reuseable Launch Vehicles
  • Launch Assist Technologies: Reduction of Required Acceleration, Advanced Drag Reduction, Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion
  • Nuclear Propulsion: Overview, Fission Propulsion, Fusion Propulsion, Radioisotope Rockets, Antimatter Propulsion Electric Propulsion: Electrothermal, Electrostatic, Electromagnetic-Propulsion, Induced Spacecraft Interactions
  • Micropropulsion: Chemical and Electric Propulsion Propellantless Propulsion: Tether, Photon Rocket, Laserpropulsion, Solar Sail, Magnetic Sail
  • Breakthrough Propulsion: Present Borders of Space Propulsion, New Physics to Control Gravitation, When will there be a revolution in Space Travel?

Teaching methods

  • Presentation of video material
  • Discussion of advantages and disadvantages of different propulsion concepts
  • Discussion of case studies

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

Homepage: https://www.ilsb.tuwien.ac.at/~tajmar/

NEW APPOINTMENT: 12 April - 14 April, 2021 - Course is held blocked

THE COURSE IS HELD WITH DISTANCE LEARNING!

Look E-Learning - TUWEL-Course!!!

Presentation of video material and flight ready thruster hardware.

In english

Lecturers

Institute

Examination modalities

written examination on end of course

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 317.01421.01.2021 08:0014.04.2021 20:00

Curricula

Literature

Lecture summary in files, when you in group 317.014, you need the password, and in the TUWEL-COURSE

http://www.ilsb.tuwien.ac.at/~tajmar/

M. Tajmar, "Advanced Space Propulsion Systems", Springer Wien-NewYork, 2003 ISBN 3-211-83862-7, Lehrmittelzentrum Price: EUR 30,0

Previous knowledge

Basic Physics, English

Language

English