ISBN-10:
1563475391
ISBN-13:
9781563475399
Pub. Date:
02/28/2004
Publisher:
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Space Vehicle Design, Second Edition / Edition 2

Space Vehicle Design, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Michael D. Griffin, James R. French
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Winner of the Summerfield Book Award!

The second edition continues to fulfill the book's original goal—that of linking and integrating the many disciplines relevant to the field of space systems engineering in a way that is impossible when they are considered separately, or even in one text that is the product of many authors. The text starts with an overall description of the basic mission considerations for spacecraft design, including space environment, astrodynamics, and atmospheric reentry. Then the various subsystems are discussed, and in each case, both the theoretical background and the current engineering practice are fully explained. Some material has been updated to make the treatment consistent with current experience and practice in the field. At the same time, there is much that remains relevant from what are now the earlier decades of the space program. Nothing of real value has been omitted merely on the grounds that it is old. This edition contains a new chapter on reliability analysis, much new technical material in other sections, and many homework problems. The book provides the space systems engineer with the tools to evaluate the overall impact of candidate design concepts on the various component subsystems and the integrated system leading to the final design selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563475399
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Series: AIAA Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 660
Sales rank: 1,031,520
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Michael D. Griffin has participated in numerous space missions in the course of a career in government, industry, and the national laboratories. As an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins University, and the

George Washington University, he has taught a variety of courses in aerospace engineering and applied mathematics. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and the AAS, a recipient of the AIAA Space Systems Award, and a two-term AIAA Director-at-Large. He is a registered professional Engineer and holds seven degrees in the fields of physics, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and business administration.

James R. French, after receiving a BSME from MIT in 1958, worked at the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International on the development and testing of the H-l, F-1 and J-2 engines for the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles, and at TRW on the Apollo Lunar Module descent engine. While with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1967 to 1986, he participated in the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and SP-100 programs and many advanced-mission studies. During 1986 and 1987 he was VP-Engineering of the American Rocket Company. Since 1987 he has been in private practice as a consultant in space systems engineering. An AIAA Associate Fellow, he has been a member of several AIAA Technical Committees, chaired the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee, and has received the Shuttle Flag Award.

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
Preface to the Previous Editionxvii
Chapter 1Introduction1
1.1Introduction1
1.2Systems Engineering Process2
1.3Requirements and Tradeoffs6
Bibliography16
Chapter 2Mission Design17
2.1Introduction17
2.2Low Earth Orbit17
2.3Medium-Altitude Earth Orbit25
2.4Geosynchronous Earth Orbit25
2.5Lunar and Deep Space Missions30
2.6Advanced Mission Concepts38
Bibliography47
Chapter 3Spacecraft Environment49
3.1Introduction49
3.2Earth Environment50
3.3Launch Environment54
3.4Atmospheric Environment58
3.5Space and Upper Atmosphere Environment69
References99
Problems100
Chapter 4Astrodynamics103
4.1Introduction103
4.2Fundamentals of Orbital Mechanics104
4.3Non-Keplerian Motion137
4.4Basic Orbital Maneuvers155
4.5Interplanetary Transfer167
4.6Perturbation Methods179
4.7Orbital Rendezvous180
References186
Problems189
Chapter 5Propulsion193
5.1Rocket Propulsion Fundamentals194
5.2Ascent Flight Mechanics214
5.3Launch Vehicle Selection229
References268
Problems269
Chapter 6Atmospheric Entry273
6.1Introduction273
6.2Fundamentals of Entry Flight Mechanics274
6.3Fundamentals of Entry Heating298
6.4Entry Vehicle Designs315
6.5Aeroassisted Orbit Transfer317
References318
Bibliography320
Problems320
Chapter 7Attitude Determination and Control325
7.1Introduction325
7.2Basic Concepts and Terminology326
7.3Review of Rotational Dynamics336
7.4Rigid Body Dynamics340
7.5Space Vehicle Disturbance Torques343
7.6Passive Attitude Control349
7.7Active Control353
7.8Attitude Determination363
7.9System Design Considerations373
References376
Problems377
Chapter 8Configuration and Structural Design383
8.1Introduction383
8.2Design Drivers383
8.3Spacecraft Design Concepts392
8.4Mass Properties412
8.5Structural Loads417
8.6Large Structures427
8.7Materials428
References433
Chapter 9Thermal Control435
9.1Introduction435
9.2Spacecraft Thermal Environment436
9.3Thermal Control Methods437
9.4Heat Transfer Mechanisms440
9.5Spacecraft Thermal Modeling and Analysis458
References466
Problems467
Chapter 10Power Systems469
10.1Introduction469
10.2Power System Functions470
10.3Power System Evolution471
10.4Power System Design Drivers472
10.5Power System Elements474
10.6Design Practice475
10.7Batteries478
10.8Primary Power Source486
10.9Solar Arrays487
10.10Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators498
10.11Fuel Cells501
10.12Power Conditioning and Control502
10.13Future Concepts505
References509
Problems509
Chapter 11Telecommunications511
11.1Introduction511
11.2Command Subsystem512
11.3Hardware Redundancy513
11.4Autonomy514
11.5Command Subsystem Elements516
11.6Radio Frequency Elements530
11.7Spacecraft Tracking548
References563
Problems564
Chapter 12Reliability Analysis567
12.1Introduction567
12.2Review of Probability Theory568
12.3Random Variables572
12.4Special Probability Distributions576
12.5System Reliability582
12.6Statistical Inference589
12.7Design Considerations600
References605
Problems606
Appendix ARandom Processes609
Appendix BTables619
Bibliography643
Index645
Series Listing661

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