Autonomous Ground Systems

Provides an in-depth introduction to the components that compose satellite ground systems in the commercial, military, and civil sectors from the inception of the space program to present day. Discusses conceptual and planned software development, integration and testing, launch operations, sustainment engineering, decommissioning of ground systems components and the system engineering processes involved in these activities. Introduces students to the tools and methods needed to create dynamic ground system components based on automation and autonomic principles. Cover CCSDS, ISO-900X, CMMI, UML, mission planning, flight dynamics principles and risk mitigation/anomaly resolution practices. Provides an introduction to STOL, CECIL, XML, and XTCE languages. Prerequisites: AE-150, CS-150 and EN-102. Corequisite: AE-311. Offered Fall semester only.(3-0-3)

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