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Study Program WiSe 2019/2020

Space Engineering, M.Sc.

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Informational Courses

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
Fire Drill (in English)
Brandschutzübung

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 08.11.19 08:00 - 11:00 HS 2010 (Großer Hörsaal)

participation is mandatory
08:00 am - 09:00 am Lecture
09:00 am - 11:00 am Practical fire protection exercises outdoors, so please wear weatherproof clothing and sturdy shoes!

Dr. Maxie Hesse
04-BV-BM-WISEBegrüßung der neuen Studierenden im Fachbereich Produktionstechnik - Beginn um 08:00 Uhr
Welcome of the new students in the faculty of Production - Start at 08:00 AM

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Mon. 07.10.19 07:30 - 10:00 GW1-HS H0070

Die Veranstaltung beginnt um 08:00 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maren Petersen
04-M30-BV-WISEIntroduction to the master programme "Space Engineering" (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Mon. 07.10.19 10:00 - 12:00 SFG 1080
PD Dr.-Ing. Rodion Groll
04-V09-TDL-EX01Tag der Lehre - Besichtigung OHB (in English)

Study trip (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed. 04.12.19 10:00 - 12:00 OHB, Manfred-Fuchs-Platz 2-4, 28359 Bremen
Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Bruns
Svenja Katharina Schell
04-V09-TDL-EX02Tag der Lehre - Besichtigung SWB Heizkraftwerk Hastedt

Study trip (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed. 04.12.19 10:00 - 13:00 Heizkraftwerk Hastedt, Hastedter Osterdeich 250/255, 28207 Bremen
Dr. Bernd Rathke
Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Bruns
Svenja Katharina Schell
04-V09-TDL-EX03Tag der Lehre - Besichtigung Airbus

Study trip (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed. 04.12.19 09:45 - 11:30 Airbus Werk Bremen, Tor 1, Airbusallee 1, 28199 Bremen
PD Dr.-Ing. Rodion Groll
Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Bruns
Svenja Katharina Schell
04-V09-TDL-EX04Tag der Lehre - Besichtigung Nabertherm

Study trip (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed. 04.12.19 08:45 - 12:00 Nabertherm GmbH, Bahnhofstr. 20, 28865 Lilienthal
Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Bruns
Svenja Katharina Schell
04-V09-TDL-EX05Tag der Lehre - Besichtigung Mercedes Werk Bremen

Study trip (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed. 04.12.19 09:46 - 12:30 Mercedes Kundencenter, Im Holter Feld, 28309 Bremen
Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Bruns
Svenja Katharina Schell

Foundations

For MSc. Space Engieering II students only, 30 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-01-03-AtPhy-VAtmospheric Physics (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours) Übungen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1360 example classes group 1
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1260 example classes group 2
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1330 example classes group 3
John Philip Burrows
01-01-03-IMDA-VInverse Methods and Data Analysis (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 14:00 - 16:00 NW1 N3130 (2 Credit hours) Übungen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours) Vorlesung
Reiner Schlitzer
01-15-03-ComT-VCommunication Technologies (for Space) (in English)
Nachrichtentechnik

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 10:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1260 (3 Credit hours) Vorlesung und Übung

Additional dates:
Fri. 07.02.20 10:00 - 13:00
Tue. 10.03.20 14:00 - 16:00 H1

Parts of the exercise will be held as a seminar (dates and time slots upon agreement with the students).

Dr.-Ing. Carsten Bockelmann
01-15-03-CTh1-VControl Theory I / Regelungstheorie I (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 4

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 08:00 - 11:00 NW1 H 3 - W0040/W0050 (3 Credit hours) Vorlesung und Übung
Prof. Dr. Kai Michels
01-29-03-SEM-VScience and Exploration Missions (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 08:00 - 10:00 NW1 S1270 (2 Credit hours)
Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
Dr. Marco Scharringhausen, Dipl.-Math.
01-29-03-SpE-VSpace Electronics (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 2) Mon. 14:00 - 16:00 NW1 N3310 (2 Credit hours)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 16:00 - 18:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Credit hours)

Additional dates:
Wed. 18.03.20 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 H2 - please check with your tutor prior to exam
Prof. Dr. Alberto Garcia-Ortiz

Compulsory Modules

36 CP

Space Flight Theory

9 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-CP-SFT-1Mission Analysis (in English)
ehemals: Missionsanalyse; ORT: DLR

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Credit hours)
Marcus Hallmann
04-M30-CP-SFT-3Trajectory Optimization (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 4,5

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon. 14:00 - 17:00 MZH 6210 (2 Credit hours)
Matthias Knauer
Prof. Dr. Christof Büskens

Space Environment and Testing

9 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-CP-SET-2Design of Space Vehicles (in English)
Ort: DLR, Robert-Hooke-Str. 7, Sitzungssaal 2. OG

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 10:00 - 12:00 (2 Credit hours)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Rittweger

Satellite Systems

9 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-CP-SAS-1Thermal Control of Satellites (in English)
ehemals: Thermalkontrolle für Satelliten; Ort/Place: DLR, Robert-Hooke-Str. 7, Large Meeting Room 2nd floor

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri. 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Credit hours)
Hansjörg Dittus
04-M30-CP-SAS-3Space Systems Engineering/Concurrent Engineering (in English)
Block Event; Place: DLR Design-Labor CEF; Information-appointment on 2020-01-29 at 5 pm s.t. at CEF, DLR Building

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Wed. 29.01.20 17:00 - 18:00
Mon. 03.02.20 14:00 - 17:30
Tue. 04.02.20 - Fri. 07.02.20 (Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.) 09:30 - 17:30

Enrolment by E-Mail at:
oliver.romberg@dlr.de
Please name Your course of study
Enrolment only until 2019-10-31
Place of the course:
Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF)
DLR Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme
Robert-Hooke-Str. 7
In case of too many enrolments: Students from Master Space Engineering will be prefered, particularly if they are advanced

Anmeldung per Mail bei:
oliver.romberg@dlr.de
Geben Sie bitte Ihren Studiengang mit an
Verbindlicher Anmeldeschluß: 31.10.2019
Veranstaltungsort:
Concurrent Engineering Facility (CEF)
DLR Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme
Robert-Hooke-Str. 7
Bei zu vielen Anmeldungen: Studierende aus dem M Space Eng werden bevorzugt, insbesondere aus höheren Semestern

Dr. Oliver Romberg

Subsystems

9 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-CP-SUB-3Spacecraft Navigation and Control (in English)
ehemals: Navigation und Regelung von Raumfahrzeugen; ORT: DLR; Robert-Hooke-Str. 7, großer Sitzungsaal 2. OG

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 16:00 - 18:00 External location: DLR, Robert-Hooke-Str.7, Sitzungssaal, 2nd floor (2 Credit hours)
Dr.-Ing. Stephan Theil

Master Project

12 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M09-LT-P-1851Entwicklung und Herstellung eines CFK-Tanks für eine Höhenrakete
Design and manufacturing of a CFRP tank for a high-altitude rocket
Design and manufacturing of a CFRP tank for a high-altitude rocket

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 15 (PT)/12 SpE
Prof. Dr. Axel Siegfried Herrmann
Christoph Hoffmeister
04-M30-MP-1853Conceptional Design of a Neptune-Triton Pathfinder Mission

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

The outer gas planets Uranus and Neptune are a different class of planets compared to the significantly larger and hotter Jupiter and Saturn. The scientific study of the outer planets yields insights into the formation and evolution of the planets in terms of physical and chemical processes as well as the history of the solar system. [Arridge 2012] proposed a medium-class Uranus Pathfinder mission in the framework of ESA's 2015 - 2025 Cosmic Vision programme.

The major goal of this MSc project will be an analogous study to explore the Neptune-Triton system. This includes a possible landing on the largest moon Triton. Major scientific topics in this sense are: (a) Neptune as an ice giant, (b) Neptune's highly asymmetric magnetosphere, (3) Triton as moon with unusual orbital parameters, (d) similarities between Triton and Pluto and a possible history of Triton as captured from the Kuiper belt [Agnor 2006]. It is expected to utilize a science payload with a strong heritage without the need for significant technology developments.

The following tasks are to be executed by a team of three to four students (space engineering, electrical engineering, information engineering or similar):

1) Execute a Phase 0/A study of a proposed "Neptune-Triton Pathfinder" mission. Assess feasibility of a multi-spacecraft exploration including landing on Triton with today's available technical capabilities.
1.1) Select an appropriate science payload. Include cruise-phase science if possible.
1.2) Perform relevant system engineering tasks, including requirements management & budgets
1.3) Do the mission analysis including launch windows, trajectories, radiation shielding, communication, thermal design
1.4) Lay out the preliminary S/C design down to subsystem level.
2) Summarize the results in a project white paper similar to [Arridge 2012].

References:

Arridge et al., "Uranus Pathfinder: exploring the origins and evolution of Ice Giant planets", Exp Astron (2012) 33:753–791, DOI 10.1007/s10686-011-9251-4

Agnor, Hamilton: "Neptune’s capture of its moon Triton in a binary–planet gravitational encounter", Nature, Vol 441, May 2006, doi:10.1038/nature04792

Dr. Marco Scharringhausen, Dipl.-Math.
04-M30-MP-1901Numerical Simulation of the Combustion in an Oxygen-Paraffin Hybrid Rocket Engine

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

Basic idea:
A hybrid rocket motor, using Liquid Oxygen as oxidizer and Paraffin as fuel, is under development at the ZARM of the University of Bremen. Numerical simulation is a helpful tool for understanding this complex process. In order to further improve the design, the combustion process in the rocket motor will be simulated in the proposed master project.

Description of the project:
The combustion process in the “Zephyr” rocket motor and the accompanied flow field will be simulated by using a large eddy simulation (LES) method. The solver for the numerical simulation will be developed based on the open source CFD package OpenFoam 18.06. The motor is assumed to be 2-dimensional for the first step. A two-step chemical reaction mechanism will be used to account for the combustion process. The inlet oxygen jet, mixing and reaction in the combustion chamber, and supersonic flow in the nozzle will be analyzed based on the numerical results. The numerical results will be validated by the experimental data obtained at the ZARM.


We search for 3-6 students who:
• are interested in CFD simulations;
• are capable of team work;
• have knowledge of fluid mechanics.


We may offer:
• supervision of CFD simulation;
• training of using the CFD package OpenFoam;
• introduction of principle knowledge about numerical combustion;
• access to the computer cluster for middle-scale parallel computations.

Supervisor: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Yan Jin, ZARM, Uni. Bremen

E-Mail: yan.jin@zarm.uni-bremen.de

PD Dr. Yan Jin
04-SE-LP-1905Inbetriebnahme einer Nutzlast für studentische Experimente mit kalten Atomen
Commissioning of a Payload for Student Experiments with Cold Atoms

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 11/12/17/18 je nach Modul

Workload: 11/12/17/18 je nach Modul -- Arbeitsumfang wir dementsprechend angepasst
Spezialisierungsrichtungen: Eingebettete Systeme und Systemsoftware, Produktionstechnik, Raumfahrtsystemtechnik
(mehr Informationen unter Dateien)

Am ZARM existiert bereits eine entsprechende Nutzlast (Hardware) zur Messung von Beschleunigungen mit kalten Atomen. Im Rahmen dieses Projektes müssen folgende Schritte durchlaufen werden:
- Finalisieren der Integration der Nutzlast, kleinere Adaptionen am bestehenden Aufbau (soweit nötig)
- Definition der Anforderungen an die Ansteuerung/Software der Nutzlast
- Erstellen einer Steuerung / Steuersoftware zur Kontrolle der Nutzlast und zum Abspielen von Sequenzen (z.B. zeitliche Abläufe / Ansteuerungen von Magnet- und Lichtfeldern) in Labview oder Ähnlichem
- Erstellen einer (Bild)Auswertungssoftware
- Erste Messungen im Labor, KFZ und/oder in einer Zentrifuge

At ZARM a payload for measuring accelerations using cold atoms was already integrated. During this project you will use this hardware to:
- Finalize the integration of the payload, apply minor changes to the setup if required
- Define requirements towards the control (software) of the payload
- Create a suitable control software for the payload in order to play sequences of e.g. switching on/off light (laser) or magnetic fields using Labview or similar tools
- Create an algorithm to interpret the measured data
Demonstrate first measurements in the lab and/or in a moving vehicle or a centrifuge

Prof. Dr. Claus Braxmaier
Dr.-Ing. Jens Große

Elective Modules

Space Missions

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-CEM-SFP-1Cost Estimations for Space Systems (in English)
Ort: DLR (Nebengebäude Linzer Str.)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon. 10.02.20 - Wed. 12.02.20 (Mon., Tue., Wed.) 10:00 - 14:00
Lisa Wörner
09-M52-03-01Philosophy of Cosmology, Space and Space Travel (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu. 10:00 - 12:00 SFG 1010 (2 Credit hours)

Course Content:

This course covers philosophical questions about cosmology and about the exploration of terra incognita related to space. First, we cover the meaning of exploration for mankind in general (exploration of new territories as well as of laws of the physical world and laws in general). Second, we specialize to questions related to space: What is the idea behind a finite or infinite world? What does the exploration of space mean for the “position” of mankind within the Universe, for the world view of human beings? What would it mean for mankind if the search for extraterrestrial life will be successful? In what sense can cosmology missions “uncover” the dynamics of the universe from the Big Bang to the far future? What concept of time is involved here and what counts as evidence and why?

Learning outcome/learning goals:

• Knowledge of basic notions from the philosophy of the natural sciences (natural law, space, time, infinity, …)
• Basic insights into the aims of scientific inquiry and the generation of scientific knowledge (by means of examples from the history of cosmology)
• Ideas involved in human self-understanding related to “other worlds” or extraterrestrial life
• Basic knowledge of cosmology.

Literature:
[Will be announced at the beginning of the course.]

Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
Prof. Dr. Norman Sieroka

Flight Loads

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-CEM-FLL-1Fatigue and Loads (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Tue. 11.02.20 09:00 - 18:00 IW3 0330
Wed. 12.02.20 08:00 - 17:00 IW3 0330
Thu. 13.02.20 08:00 - 15:30 IW3 0330
Prof. Dr. Richard Marian Degenhardt

Space Systems Design

6 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-CEM-SSD-1FEM Simulations for the Design of Space Systems

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 14:00 - 18:00 IW3 0200

Additional dates:
Tue. 25.02.20 09:30 - 12:00 IW3 0390
Dr.-Ing. Jens Große