Course Title : Space Radio Engineering

Code 10C612
Course Year Master Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Tue 3rd
Location N1 lecture room Yoshida campus, A1-131 in Katsura campus, Uji
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese or English
Instructor Hirotsugu Kojima,

Course Description

The present lecture provides the guideline how the technology on the electronics is used in spacecraft and space systems. In particular, we give how space environments affect spacecraft design in the view points of radiations, and spacecraft charging. The lecture also provides the design of onboard components such as power, communication, and attitude control systems.


attendance and final examination

Course Goals

Mastery of the way how we can make use of the knowledges of the physics and technology to the space engineering.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Space environment and its impacts to spacecraft design 5-6 The space environment and its impacts to the design of spacecraft in the view point of spacecraft design such as radiations, plasma, and spacecraft charging.
Attitude control system Introduction of attitude control systems of spacecraft.
Power 2 Power source and system on board spacecraft.
Electromagnetic Compatibility of spacecraft 1 Electromagnetic Compatibility in the view point of spacecraft designs
Thermal design of spacecraft 1-2 Introduction of the thermal design of spacecraft systems to keep proper temperatures inside spacecraft in space.
Communication and commands 2 Communication system between Earth and spacecraft including command/House Keeping system.
History of rockets 1 History of the development of rockets.
Feedback 1 Questions are accepted via e-mails during the feedback week.




Plasma physics, Electromagnetics. Radio engineering, Electronics

Independent Study Outside of Class

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