AE4874-I Astrodynamics I

AE4874-I – Astrodynamics I  – Q1 – 4 ECTS
Taught by Eelco Doornbos, Kevin Cowan

Astrodynamics I is mostly covered by Eelco and leads you through some of the basics in astrodynamics. The course is based on mathematics but the focus is (luckily) not on the derivations but on the results of these mathematical computations. The majority of lectures contain the many-, three- and two-body problem and different orbits are handled. Furthermore, Hill spheres, orbit perturbations, radiation pressure and satellite aerodynamics are mentioned. This makes it an interesting mix of subjects.

This course has no assignments (which can be seen as an advantage or disadvantage) so the final grade will be purely based on the exam.

AE4872 Satellite orbit determination

AE4872 – Satellite orbit determination – Q1 & Q2 – 6 ECTS
Taught by:  Ernst Schrama, Wouter van der Wal, Pieter Visser

Satellite orbit determination is a course which will run for two periods. The theoretical part will be handled in the first quarter while there is a practical in the second period. The theoretical part of the course has some overlap with the general GRS courses (e.g. atmospheric delay, coordinates, time), but even these overlapping parts will give some new insights. The major part of the course, however, is new for the GRS-student and handles relativity, dynamics, application of the Kalman filter and (some mathematics of) orbit determination itself. It is an interesting course which gives you a good insight in the (basics) of SOD. The practical is also very valuable because during this practical you will work with real satellite data.

The theoretical part contains 4 assignments and an exam at the end of the first quarter. The practical has 4 assignments that are not graded (in the first 4 weeks) which are the basis for the end assignment which results in a ‘fail’ or ‘pass’ for the practical.

ME 41030 (old code ME1140) – 3D Robot Vision

ME41030 (old code ME1140) 3D Robot Vision – Quarter 2 – 3 ETCS
Short description: This course is suitable for students interested in image processing or learning about how to “derive the meanings of a scene through its images or videos (with a focus on 3D)”. This course is taught through lectures and homework assignments, weighted heavily on Matlab. Lectures are given by several professors, all with different specialties: Boris Lenseigne, Aswin Chandarr, Floris Gaisser, and Joris Domhof.

CIE4431 Hydrological modelling

CIE4431 Hydrological modelling – Quarter 3 – 4 ECTS
Short description: This course is suitable for students with an interest in water management that already have some knowledge of hydrology. There are computer exercises interlaced with lectures and at the end an individual assignment that is also discussed in an oral exam. It is taught by Markus Hrachowitz and Huub Savenije.

EE4595 Wavefield Imaging

EE4595 Wavefield imaging – Quarter 4 – 5 ETCS
Short description: This course is suitable for students with a broad interest in the application of imaging and retrieving information about the source or the structure from a wavefield. A lot of mathematics is involved in this course and it is taught through lectures, homework assignments and a final assignment. This course is  taught by Rob Remis and Jorn Zimmerling.