Advanced Orbital Mechanics
Dr. Robert D. Braun
321-3 Knight Building
Required: Tolson lecture text (provided electronically).
Reference: Battin, R.H., An Introduction to the Mathematics and Methods of Astronautics, AIAA Education Series, 1987.
Advanced Orbital Mechanics is the second in a two-part graduate-level astrodynamics sequence offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Course content includes universal variables and Gauss’ problem of orbit determination, the N-body problem, special orbits, non-spherical gravitational harmonics, orbital perturbations, low thrust trajectory analysis, differential corrections, midcourse maneuvers, space guidance and navigation.
Registered students can access all course materials via T-square.