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Reduced-order models (ROM) based closed-loop control for spacecraft fuel sloshing applications
Are you looking for a final year project? Would you like to discover the work of an engineer Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us. The AOCS, GNC & FD department is in charge of attitude and orbit control systems (AOCS), Guidance/Navigation/Control (GNC), flight dynamics (FD), and control engineering for all kinds of spacecraft. Fuel sloshing is an important aspect in the frame of dynamics plant modeling.
Start: March / April
Fuel sloshing dynamics for spacecraft applications are typically represented by two extreme end modelling approaches, either by detailed coupled CFM/FEM or by extremely simplified mass-spring-damper / pendulum models. Both approaches can be justified, however they are not suited for general automatic control design purposes. Reduced-order models (ROM) offer an opportunity to bridge this gap. Moreover, they appear to be particularly suited to represent potential sloshing / structure interactions.
As a thesis student you will learn about:
Sloshing and flexible modes modeling for spacecraft, spacecraft control design, and verification
- Review of current fuel sloshing models
- Review & analysis of ROM theory
- Derivation / identification (incl. generation of Matlab tools) of ROM from test or simulation data, representing spacecraft sloshing / structure dynamics
- Controller design and analysis for the derived ROM plants
- Results and tools documentation
Requirements with respect to education and technical skills:
- Enrolled Master student (d/m/f) within Aerospace or Control Engineering, or similar field of study
- Model reduction techniques
- Flexible spacecraft dynamics and sloshing
- Spacecraft modeling and simulation
- Spacecraft attitude control
- Matlab / Simulink
- Programming skills in C/C++ and Matlab
- Languages: English (German is an asset)
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