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AA 93: Building Trust in Autonomy

Preparatory course for Bing Overseas Studies summer course in Edinburgh. Prerequisite: Requires instructor consent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

AA 190: Directed Research and Writing in Aero/Astro

For undergraduates. Experimental or theoretical work under faculty direction, and emphasizing development of research and communication skills. Written report(s) and letter grade required; if this is not appropriate, enroll in 199. Consult faculty in area of interest for appropriate topics, involving one of the graduate research groups or other special projects. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of student services manager and instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Alonso, J. (PI) ; Bloom, E. (PI) ; Boyd, S. (PI) ; Bradshaw, P. (PI) ; Bryson, A. (PI) ; Cannon, R. (PI) ; Cantwell, B. (PI) ; Cappelli, M. (PI) ; Chang, F. (PI) ; Christensen, R. (PI) ; Close, S. (PI) ; D'Amico, S. (PI) ; Dauskardt, R. (PI) ; DeBra, D. (PI) ; Durbin, P. (PI) ; Eaton, J. (PI) ; Enge, P. (PI) ; Everitt, C. (PI) ; Farhat, C. (PI) ; Franklin, G. (PI) ; Fraser-Smith, A. (PI) ; Hanson, R. (PI) ; Hesselink, L. (PI) ; Hubbard, G. (PI) ; Hughes, T. (PI) ; Jameson, A. (PI) ; Kalman, A. (PI) ; Kane, T. (PI) ; Kenny, T. (PI) ; Khatib, O. (PI) ; Khuri-Yakub, B. (PI) ; Kochenderfer, M. (PI) ; Kroo, I. (PI) ; Lall, S. (PI) ; Latombe, J. (PI) ; Lele, S. (PI) ; Lentink, D. (PI) ; MacCormack, R. (PI) ; Moin, P. (PI) ; Okamura, A. (PI) ; Parkinson, B. (PI) ; Pavone, M. (PI) ; Powell, J. (PI) ; Prinz, F. (PI) ; Pulliam, T. (PI) ; Rock, S. (PI) ; Sanger, T. (PI) ; Senesky, D. (PI) ; Sheppard, S. (PI) ; Springer, G. (PI) ; Street, B. (PI) ; Sturrock, P. (PI) ; Tomlin, C. (PI) ; Tsai, S. (PI) ; West, M. (PI) ; Widrow, B. (PI)

AA 199: Independent Study in Aero/Astro

Directed reading, lab, or theoretical work for undergraduate students. Consult faculty in area of interest for appropriate topics involving one of the graduate research groups or other special projects. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Alonso, J. (PI) ; Bloom, E. (PI) ; Boyd, S. (PI) ; Bradshaw, P. (PI) ; Bryson, A. (PI) ; Cannon, R. (PI) ; Cantwell, B. (PI) ; Cappelli, M. (PI) ; Chang, F. (PI) ; Christensen, R. (PI) ; Close, S. (PI) ; D'Amico, S. (PI) ; Dauskardt, R. (PI) ; DeBra, D. (PI) ; Durbin, P. (PI) ; Eaton, J. (PI) ; Enge, P. (PI) ; Farhat, C. (PI) ; Franklin, G. (PI) ; Fraser-Smith, A. (PI) ; Hanson, R. (PI) ; Hesselink, L. (PI) ; Hubbard, G. (PI) ; Hughes, T. (PI) ; Jameson, A. (PI) ; Kalman, A. (PI) ; Kane, T. (PI) ; Kenny, T. (PI) ; Khatib, O. (PI) ; Khuri-Yakub, B. (PI) ; Kochenderfer, M. (PI) ; Kroo, I. (PI) ; Lall, S. (PI) ; Latombe, J. (PI) ; Lele, S. (PI) ; Lentink, D. (PI) ; MacCormack, R. (PI) ; Moin, P. (PI) ; Okamura, A. (PI) ; Parkinson, B. (PI) ; Pavone, M. (PI) ; Powell, J. (PI) ; Prinz, F. (PI) ; Pulliam, T. (PI) ; Rock, S. (PI) ; Sanger, T. (PI) ; Senesky, D. (PI) ; Sheppard, S. (PI) ; Springer, G. (PI) ; Street, B. (PI) ; Sturrock, P. (PI) ; Tomlin, C. (PI) ; Tsai, S. (PI) ; West, M. (PI) ; Widrow, B. (PI)

AA 201A: Fundamentals of Acoustics

Acoustic equations for a stationary homogeneous fluid; wave equation; plane, spherical, and cylindrical waves; harmonic (monochromatic) waves; simple sound radiators; reflection and transmission of sound at interfaces between different media; multipole analysis of sound radiation; Kirchoff integral representation; scattering and diffraction of sound; propagation through ducts (dispersion, attenuation, group velocity); sound in enclosed regions (reverberation, absorption, and dispersion); radiation from moving sources; propagation in the atmosphere and underwater. Prerequisite: first-year graduate standing in engineering, mathematics, sciences; or consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

AA 203: Introduction to Optimal Control and Dynamic Optimization

Basic solution techniques for optimal control and dynamic optimization problems. Dynamic programming, calculus of variations, and numerical techniques for trajectory optimization. Special cases (chiefly LQR and robotic motion planning); modern solution approaches (such as MPC and MILP); and introduction to stochastic optimal control. Examples in MATLAB and CVX.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Pavone, M. (PI)

AA 214C: Numerical Computation of Viscous Flow

Numerical methods for solving parabolic sets of partial differential equations. Numerical approximation of the equations describing compressible viscous flow with adiabatic, isothermal, slip, and no-slip wall boundary conditions. Applications to the Navier-Stokes equations in two and three dimensions at high Reynolds number. Computational problems are assigned. Prerequisite: 214B.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Jameson, A. (PI)

AA 218: Introduction to Symmetry Analysis

Methods of symmetry analysis and their use in the reduction and simplification of physical problems. Topics: dimensional analysis, phase-space analysis of autonomous systems of ordinary differential equations, use of Lie groups to reduce the order of nonlinear ODEs and to generate integrating factors, use of Lie groups to reduce the dimension of partial differential equations and to generate similarity variables, exact solutions of nonlinear PDEs generated from groups. Mathematica-based software developed by the instructor is used for finding invariant groups of ODEs and PDEs.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Cantwell, B. (PI)

AA 222: Introduction to Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (CS 361)

Design of aerospace systems within a formal optimization environment. Mathematical formulation of the multidisciplinary design problem (parameterization of design space, choice of objective functions, constraint definition); survey of algorithms for unconstrained and constrained optimization and optimality conditions; description of sensitivity analysis techniques. Hierarchical techniques for decomposition of the multidisciplinary design problem; use of approximation theory. Applications to design problems in aircraft and launch vehicle design. Prerequisites: multivariable calculus; familiarity with a high-level programming language: FORTRAN, C, C++, MATLAB, Python, or Julia.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

AA 236C: Spacecraft Design Laboratory

Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kalman, A. (PI)

AA 241X: Design, Construction, and Testing of Autonomous Aircraft

Students grouped according to their expertise to carry out the multidisciplinary design of a solar-powered autonomous aircraft that must meet a clearly stated set of design requirements. Design and construction of the airframe, integration with existing guidance, navigation, and control systems, and development and operation of the resulting design. Design reviews and reports. Prerequisites: expertise in any of the following disciplines by having satisfied the specified courses or equivalent work elsewhere: conceptual design (241A,B); applied aerodynamics (200A,B); structures (240A); composite manufacturing experience; guidance and control (208/271, ENGR 205).
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kroo, I. (PI)
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