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Study Program WiSe 2021/2022

Space Engineering, M.Sc.

Informational Courses

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-BV-BM-WISEBegrüßung der neuen Studierenden im Fachbereich Produktionstechnik
Welcome of the new students in the faculty of Production Engineering

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Mon 11.10.21 09:00 - 10:00 Online

https://www.fb4.uni-bremen.de/o-woche/

Zoom-Meeting beitreten
uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/95053241105

Meeting-ID: 950 5324 1105
Kenncode: 882342

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maren Petersen
Prof. Dr. Johannes Kiefer, CEng CSci
04-M30-BV-WISEIntroduction to the master programme "Space Engineering" (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)

https://www.fb4.uni-bremen.de/o-woche/

Zoom-Meeting beitreten
uni-bremen.zoom.us/j/95053241105

Meeting-ID: 950 5324 1105
Kenncode: 882342

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rodion Groll
04-SBSU-SPE-WISEFire Drill (in English)
Brandschutzübung

Lecture (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed 03.11.21 08:00 - 10:00 NW 1 /Hörsaal 1 (H0020)
Wed 03.11.21 09:00 - 11:00 Fire Drill in the Emmy-Noether-Str

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!

Update from 24.09.2021
According to the university' s corona regulations, the event will consider the 3G rule. Therefore, participation is only possible with a corresponding proof - vaccinated, tested or recovered - which must be shown at the entrance to the building. Students who need a test, please do it one day before.

The entrance starts one hour before the event begins. Please be there on time for the start at 8 o'clock.

The following fire drill will take place at the practice area in the Emmy-Noether-Strasse behind the SFG building in groups of no more than 100 people. The group formation will take place in the lecture hall after the presentation. Because the exercise will be outside, please remember to wear weatherproof shoes and clothing.

Detailed information about the current Corona hygiene and safety rules at the University of Bremen can be seen under the following link: https://www.uni-bremen.de/informationen-zur-corona-pandemie/fragen-antworten/informationen-fuer-studierende-und-studienanfaengerinnen

Please check StudIp again shortly before the event for the latest news.

Mihaela Gianina Torozan
04-V09-TDL-FB04Tag der Lehre im FB04 2021

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Wed 01.12.21 09:00 - 13:00
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maren Petersen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Fischer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rainer Fechte-Heinen
Svenja Katharina Schell
Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Bruns

Foundations

For MSc. Space Engieering II students only, 30 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
01-01-03-AMMDA-VApplied Mathematical Methods and Data Analysis (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 H 1 - H0020 (2 Teaching hours per week) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Fri 12:00 - 14:00 NW1 H 1 - H0020 (2 Teaching hours per week) Übungen
Prof. Dr. Michail Vrekousis
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 Teaching hours per week) Vorlesung
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S1360 (2 Teaching hours per week) Übungen in Gruppen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon 10:00 - 12:00 NW1 S3032 (PEP Raum) Übungen in Gruppen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1270 Übungen in Gruppen
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon 12:00 - 13:00 NW1 S1330 Übungen in Gruppen
Prof. Dr. John Philip Burrows
01-15-03-CTh1(a)-VControl Theory 1 / Regelungstheorie 1 (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6 (4)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu 08:00 - 12:00 NW1 H 2 - W0020 (4 Teaching hours per week)
Prof. Dr. Kai Michels
01-29-03-ComSp-VCommunication Technologies for Space (in English)
Communication Technologies (for Space)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 6

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed 12:00 - 14:00 NW1 S1260 (2 Teaching hours per week)
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu 14:00 - 16:00 NW1 S1260 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Additional dates:
Fri 18.02.22 14:00 - 16:00 BBB
Mon 21.02.22 14:00 - 17:00 BBB
Wed 09.03.22 10:00 - 13:00

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

Dr. Carsten Bockelmann
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 Teaching hours per week)
Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
Dr. Marco Scharringhausen, Dipl.-Math.
01-29-03-SpE-VSpace Electronics (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon 14:00 - 17:00 NW1 H 2 - W0020 (3 Teaching hours per week)
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)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed 10:00 - 12:00 FZB 0240
Dr.-Ing. Volker Maiwald
04-M30-CP-SFT-3Trajectory Optimization (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 4,5

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Mon 14:00 - 16:00 HS 2010 (Großer Hörsaal)
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 Online
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 GW1 A0010 GW1 B0080 Lectures on Dec 17 and Jan 7 are on-line. Invitations will be sent at due time
Hansjörg Dittus
04-M30-CP-SAS-3Space Systems Engineering/Concurrent Engineering (in English)
Block Event

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon 07.03.22 10:00 - 12:00 Online
Wed 09.03.22 14:30 - 17:30 Online (presence might become possible)
Fri 11.03.22 10:00 - 17:30 Online (presence might become possible)
Mon 14.03.22 09:30 - 17:30 Online (presence might become possible)
Wed 16.03.22 - Thu 17.03.22 (Wed, Thu) 09:30 - 17:30 Online (presence might become possible)
Fri 18.03.22 09:30 - 13:00 Online (presence might become possible)

Depending on the pandemic situation, the course will either take place online again or in the Simultaneous Design Laboratory (CEF) at DLR (Robert-Hooke-Str.7, Bremen)

Please be sure not to have any parallel exams during these given dates!

Enrolment by E-Mail at:
oliver.romberg@dlr.de
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
Bei zu vielen Anmeldungen: Studierende aus dem M Space Eng werden bevorzugt, insbesondere aus höheren Semestern

Dr. Oliver Romberg
04-M30-CP-SAS-4Space Systems Engineering/Theory, Methods, and Applications (in English)

Blockveranstaltung (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

This course is to be offered as a one-time add-on during the current winter semester for those students who are unable to attend 04-M30-CP-SAS-3 Space Systems Engineering/Concurrent Engineering due to capacity limitations. The course is also credited in the module "Satellite Systems" and can only be used as a substitute for 04-M30-CP-SAS-3. Please register here so that the demand can be estimated. The scheduling and further detailed planning depends on the number of interested students. Please note that this course will not include practical exercises in the "Concurrent engineering facility" of DLR.

The course is intended exclusively for students who are currently enrolled in the Master's program "Space Engineering". The presentation of appropriate IDs is required.

Hansjörg Dittus

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

online synchron

Dr.-Ing. Stephan Theil

Elective Modules

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

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Additional dates:
Mon 14.02.22 - Thu 17.02.22 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu) 08:00 - 16:00 IW3 0330
Prof. Dr. Richard Marian Degenhardt
04-M30-CEM-SFP-1Cost Estimations for Space Systems (in English)
Location: still "on-line" due to COVID situation

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue 10:00 - 12:00 External location: On-line, ZOOM, Q&A-Session #2 External location: (online, ZOOM, Q&A Session #3 + Exam Prep.)

Additional dates:
Tue 22.02.22 09:45 - 12:15 EXAM, on-line, ZOOM & DoIT
Andy Braukhane
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
Dr.-Ing. Jens Große
04-M30-EM-TFENTurbulence for engineers (in English)

Lecture (Teaching)
ECTS: 3

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu 12:00 - 14:00 IW3 0210
Alberto Vela Martin
09-M52-03-01Philosophy of Cosmology, Space and Space Travel [Digital] (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Dates:
weekly (starts in week: 1) Thu 14:00 - 16:00 (2 Teaching hours per week)

Course content:

In this seminar, we shall study foundational, historical and philosophical questions of cosmology. The syllabus comprises topics and concepts such as (A) key elements of the cosmological standard model and anomalies within it; (B) cosmology as a science and how contemporary research benefits from an awareness of its historical development; (C) further epistemological and methodological questions regarding, for instance, the heavy reliance on strong idealisations and extrapolations in cosmology.
Formally, no prerequisite knowledge in either cosmology or philosophy is needed (albeit desirable). Diligent preparation of the weekly required reading, and continuous active participation are obligatory for successfully completing this course (See below for the details regarding the course requirements/Leistungsnachweis).

Learning outcome/learning goals:

• Basic knowledge of cosmology.
• Knowledge of basic relevant 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)

Preparatory literature:

- P. Coles. Cosmology – a Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2013
- C. Smeenk & G. Ellis. Philosophy of Cosmology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2017, https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/cosmology/

Patrick Dürr
Dr. Eva Höne
Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl
Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka

Master Project

12 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
04-M30-MP-2053Ultrahigh Vacuum Technologies for Quantum applications

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

This project aims at a systematic investigation of ultrahigh vacuum technologies for cold atom instruments. Different tools (ANSYS, Inventor, Python,…) and experimental methods (Helium leak detection, absorption spectroscopy, vibration testing, …) will be used to qualify and develop technologies for vacuum seals and oven technologies as alkali-metal source. It shall answer open questions for vacuum systems of cold atom technologies.

The objectives and your tasks in this project will be:

  • Read and understand challenges of ultrahigh vacuum systems
  • Understand the Theory behind it
  • Make yourself familiar with existing simulation setup for structural/thermal simulations
  • Adapt existing lab hardware to fill and test ovens
  • Test CF-knife edges on dynamic loads (shaker)
  • Design and build an oven prototype
  • Test oven prototype under operating conditions
  • Write and adapt a software for the oven filling facility

Dr.-Ing. Jens Große
04-M30-MP-2054Development of an Advanced System for Precise Leveling and Positioning of Sensitive Cargoes in Logistic Processes
Entwicklung eines fortschrittlichen Systems zur präzisen Nivellierung und Ausrichtung empfindlicher Lasten in Logistikprozessen

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

A system that was developed for the exact leveling and positioning
of sensitive satellite parts during the AIV process of the
Eu:CROPIS mission.
This experimental device is now to be developed further and
refined to possibly establish a spin-off product.
The main tasks include:
• Development of power, charging and data interfaces
• Development of the basic leveling functionality
• Development of the additional “kinetic sensory” functionality
• Development of the additional “HD camera” functionality
• Development of the firmware for communication and data
interfaces
• Development of the associated API
• Documentation

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Rittweger
04-M30-MP-2055Phase 0 Design of a small Electrically Augmented Expander Cycle Engine
Phase 0 Entwicklung eines kleinen Elektrisch Unterstützen Exander Zyklus Triebwerks

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

Phase 0 design of an expander cycle rocket engine for use in future
RLVs and/or upper stages.
This expander cycle engine should be augmented by an electric
pump and provide deep throttling, multi restart capability and green
propellants (IRSU production would be a plus). It should operate in
the lower tens-of kilonewton range and should rely on electrical
motor components that can be acquired of the shelf (COTS) for
example form the high-powered drone sector.
• Propellant choice and performance calculation
• Cycle design
• Trade studies taking available components into account
• Initial rough CAD model (Solidworks licences will be
provided)
• Overall engine performance modelling and estimation
• Documentation of the project
o
Written, models and CAD
Some previous Master thesis with specific pump design models
and data can be used as basis.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Rittweger
04-M30-MP-2056Fast Cycling Test Facility Concept for Photovoltaic Array Qualification
Konzeptentwicklung für eine Schnellzyklieranlage zur Qualifikation von Photovoltaikarrays

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12

To verify developments in the field of novel, flexible, very lightweight photovoltaic applications for space travel, a facility for accelerated, thermal cycling of photovoltaics in a vacuum is to be designed at the DLR Institute of Space Systems in the Mechanical and Thermal Systems department.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Rittweger
04-M30-MP-2101Propellant Depots for Exploration (in English)
Treibstoffdepots für Explorationmissionen

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Dreyer
04-M30-MP-2102Commissioning of a Payload for Student Experiments with Cold Atoms
Inbetriebnahme einer Nutzlast für studentische Experimente mit kalten Atomen

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12 (MSc PT 15)

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
- Implementation of the control software of the payload
- Develop and implement an image analysis tool
- Design of optics for atom interferometry
- Commissioning of the experiment in order to trap atoms

Dr.-Ing. Jens Große
04-M30-MP-2103Automated computation of the supersonic ascent of sounding rockets using ANSYS CFX (in English)

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12 MScSpaceEng/15 MScPT

This project aims at creating a simulation environment to ease the simulation of the ascent of sounding rockets using CFD approaches. The simulation will be carried out using ANSYS CFX. Ultimately the shall allow to adapt the geometry of a sounding rocket without the necessity of setting up a new mesh in ICEM.

The objectives and your tasks in this project will be:

• Read best practices for CFX and Meshing
• Understand the Theory behind the problem
• Make yourself familar with existing steady state simulation setup for a blunted nosecone (MAIUS)
• Task A (2 Person)
1. Adapt the current setup to have varying input velocity according to atmosphere model based on flight data
2. Extend model to full MAIUS geometry and compare output with measured data
3. Study impact of decrease in wall thickness (3/4/5mm)
4. Include ablative coating in simulation
  • Task B:
5. Parametrization of a geometry and the surrounding fluid
6. Check performance and stability of the mesh and solver
7. Implement a setup with a Ogive Nosecone
8. Program a user interface with ANSYS to vary the geometry

• Cmbine output from A and B in one simulation
• Optional: Include Air in the interior
• Optional: Include fins and motors
• Optional: Allow Rotation and an Angle of attack > 0°

Hansjörg Dittus
Dr.-Ing. Jens Große
04-M30-MP-2104Design of an Airlock Gas System for the MaMBA Habitat
Design eines Luftschleusengassystems für das MaMBA Habitat

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12
Christiane Heinicke
04-M30-MP-2105Conceptual Design of a Photobioreactor for Life Support on Mars
Konzeptentwurf eines Photobioreaktors für Lebenserhaltung auf dem Mars

Projektplenum (Teaching)
ECTS: 12
Christiane Heinicke