Siberian State Aerospace University offers a unique summer school programme “Mobile Systems for Space Research” for international students.
During the two-week course students attend intensive lectures and seminars concerning the principles of closed loop space system running. All lectures and seminars are given by experienced university professors and space professionals. As the result of the course the students will carry out an experiment in developing and constructing a moving device with a remote control in the sphere of space technology.
Lectures and seminars take place at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Resource Centre of Foreign Languages, the Scientific and Training Centre, “Space Systems and Technologies”, the Industry Resource Centre “Space Vehicles and Systems”, the Centre of Space Monitoring and Students’ Space Mission Control Centre of Small Space Vehicles of SibSAU.
The following courses will form the content of the course on Mobile Systems for Space Objects:
Production and Control of Spacecraft (2 ECTS credits)
o Unit 1. Fundamentals of Robot Mechanical Systems
o Unit 2. Spacecrafts
o Unit 3. Control Theory: Automatic Control Theory in Space Systems
o Unit 4. Spacecraft Automation System Hardware
o Unit 5. The Fundamentals of Image Processing
o Unit 6. Methods of Production and Control of Spacecraft Systems
o Unit 7. The Fundamentals of Artificial Neural Networks
o Unit 8. Fuzzy logic
· Artificial and Natural Systems (1 ECTS credits)
o Unit 1. Fundamentals of Astronomical Research
o Unit 2. The Physics of the Rover Systems and Mechanisms
o Unit 3. Detecting Environmental Conditions
o Unit 4. Structure and Functioning of Artificial and Natural Systems
· Russian Language (1 ECTS credit)
To ensure effective work of the closed loop space systems one should be aware of how both natural and artificial ecosystems function. That is why along with lectures held in classrooms and laboratories devoted to the fundamentals of space technology, some seminars will be given in the open air where students will be able to see various types of artificial and natural species as a sample how complex systems function in natural conditions. Such classes will also give the students a good opportunity to admire the beauty of the Siberian nature.
Moreover, the programme includes presentations of the participants’ home countries and universities – the customs, cultural and historical heritage and traditional cuisine. This will allow the participants to develop cooperation and friendship.
On the final day of the summer school students will accomplish a final task “Mobile Systems for Space Research”. It is also the team development of a vehicle, which would be capable of autonomous navigation through the transect area. The aim of the task is to bring the model to the target using remote control, overcoming obstacles.
At the end of the course students will be awarded a certificate confirming participation in the programme and a transcript of records.
· Dates: from 10 August till 23 August 2014.
· Duration of the programme: 188 hours (103 contact hours + 85 h. of independent work) or 4 ECTS. 1 contact hour = 45 minutes.
· Hours per week: 51,5 contact hours per week (excursions and independent work are excluded).
· Aimed at: The course is suitable for undergraduate students who are interested in Computer Science and the Space Sector.
· Language of instruction: English
· Deadline: 30 June 2014
· Costs: Participation fee: 650 €
Additional information – http://www.summerschools.sibsau.ru