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Davis, Kathryn E




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courses taught

  • ASEN 3200 - Orbital Mechanics/Attitude Dynamics and Control
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Presents the fundamentals of orbital mechanics, 3D rigid body dynamics and satellite attitude dynamics and controls.
  • ASEN 5052 - Analytical Astrodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Introduction to astrodynamics with an emphasis on analytical approaches. The primary subjects covered are the general solution of the 2-body problem; orbital trajectories, transfers, targeting, and time of flight; orbit perturbations and averaging analysis; and the restricted 3-body problem. Previously offered as a special topics course. Degree credit not granted for this course and ASEN 5050. Recommended prerequisite: ASEN 3200 or equivalent or instructor consent required.
  • ASEN 6008 - Interplanetary Mission Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022
    Exploration of principles and methods related to the design and construction of trajectories for interplanetary mission design. Some topics covered include: two-and three-body motion, gravity assists, maneuver computation, navigation, numerical integration, and construction of orbits. The main focus is on simple ballistic mission designs, such as Galileo or Cassini, however, libration point trajectories will also be covered. Recommended prerequisite: ASEN 5050 or instructor consent required.