As space utilization and services expand, researchers and engineers from various backgrounds are actively involved in space
development programs. Electrical engineering is playing an important role in developing space transportation and energy systems.
In this course of classes, students learn electric propulsion, advanced energy conversion technologies, and computer simulation
methods that are used in space propulsion engineering.

The basics of rocket engineering and plasma physics are introduced for better understanding of the course. Representative solar electric propulsion systems such as ion thruster, Hall thruster, and pulsed plasma thruster are explained in seminar-style classes. In the latter half of the course, advanced energy conversion systems and challenging space missions are introduced such as sailing propulsion, beamed energy conversion, and space solar power system. A hands-on learning of computer simulation for rarefied plasma flow surrounding spacecrafts is scheduled at the end of the course.

The basics of rocket engineering and plasma physics are introduced for better understanding of the course. Representative solar electric propulsion systems such as ion thruster, Hall thruster, and pulsed plasma thruster are explained in seminar-style classes. In the latter half of the course, advanced energy conversion systems and challenging space missions are introduced such as sailing propulsion, beamed energy conversion, and space solar power system. A hands-on learning of computer simulation for rarefied plasma flow surrounding spacecrafts is scheduled at the end of the course.

1. Obtain the basic knowledge on rocket engineering, plasma physics, and electric propulsion.

2. Improve English presentation skills with the topics of space electric propulsion.

3. Get familiar with computer simulation by using the plasma flow code.

2. Improve English presentation skills with the topics of space electric propulsion.

3. Get familiar with computer simulation by using the plasma flow code.

- Understand the basics of rocket engineering and plasma physics
- Understand the representative types of electric propulsion systems
- Train English presentation skills with the topics of space electric propulsion
- Learn how to run a computer simulation code for rarefied plasma flow

Class schedule | HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) | Amount of Time Required | |
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1． | Introduction to Rocket Engineering | Review handouts and solve sample problems | 120minutes |

2． | What is Plasma? | Review handouts and solve sample problems | 120minutes |

3． | How to Generate Plasma? | Review handouts and solve sample problems | 120minutes |

4． | Ion Thruster | Survey the technology and prepare for presentation | 120minutes |

5． | Hall Thruster | Survey the technology and prepare for presentation | 120minutes |

6． | PPT, Arcjet, MPD | Survey the technology and prepare for presentation | 120minutes |

7． | Midterm Exam | Prepare for the exam by reviewing handouts | 180minutes |

8． | Sailing Propulsion | Survey the technology and prepare for presentation | 120minutes |

9． | Beamed Energy Propulsion | Survey the technology and prepare for presentation | 120minutes |

10． | Recent Space Missions with EP | Survey the technology and prepare for presentation | 120minutes |

11． | Presentation | Prepare for the presentation by reviewing handouts and literature investigation | 180minutes |

12． | Plasma Simulation (1) | Test the simulation code and solve sample problems | 120minutes |

13． | Plasma Simulation (2) | Test the simulation code and solve sample problems | 120minutes |

14． | Plasma Simulation (3) | Test the simulation code and solve sample problems | 120minutes |

Total. | - | - | 1800minutes |

Midterm Exam | Presentation | Report | Total. | |
---|---|---|---|---|

1. | 20% | 0% | 10% | 30% |

2. | 20% | 15% | 0% | 35% |

3. | 15% | 0% | 15% | |

4. | 20% | 20% | ||

Total. | 40% | 30% | 30% | - |

Midterm Exam (40%), Presentation (30%), and Report (30%).

To pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100. Solving basic calculation problems in the Midterm Exam, attendance at the Presentation, and submission of the Report will be sufficient for earning 60 points.

To pass, students must earn at least 60 points out of 100. Solving basic calculation problems in the Midterm Exam, attendance at the Presentation, and submission of the Report will be sufficient for earning 60 points.

- Monday 11:00 to 12:00 at Laboratory in Toyosu campus

- Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge

Work experience | Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable |
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N/A | N/A |

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