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Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control

·        Useful Literature

Satellite Orbits, Montenbruck and Gill

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications, Vallado

Fundamentals of Astrodynamics, White

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, Sidi

Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control, Wie

Optimal Control and Estimation, Stengel

Linear Control Systems Analysis and Design, D’Azzo

Spaceflight dynamics, Wiesel

Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control, Chobotov

Representing Attitude: Euler Angles, Unit Quaternions, and Rotation Vectors


·        Lecture material

·        Assignment, Spring 2010

Least Squares Orbit Estimation


Assignment document: assignment.doc

Matlab files:


1)      Download and unzip in a working directory.

2)      Run within Matlab lsq_orbit.m


Week 11


·         Exam paper 2006:eem.gnc.2006.pdf

·         Exam paper 2008:eem.gnc.2008.pdf


Launch Vehicles and Propulsion

·         Lecture material

·         Exam paper 2005/2006:eem.lvp.2006.pdf