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ENAE
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ENAE100
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The Aerospace Engineering Profession
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ENES100 and MATH140.
Overview of salient aspects of professional practice of Aerospace Engineering. Introduction to the range of technical expertise needed to succeed in the profession and the objectives of the various parts of the Aerospace Engineering program at UMCP in supporting students' efforts in gaining the required knowledge and skills. Familiarization with departmental faculty and their areas of research, creation of links with other students, professional society student chapters, and available resources. Discussion of ethical issues, business requirements, and their interactions with technical developments.
ENAE202
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Computing Fundamentals for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in MATH141.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENAE202 or ENME202.
Introduction to computational tools for the solution of engineering problems. C++ & MATLAB programming including branching and loops, functions, file handling, arrays, and data structures. Students will be introduced to object-oriented programming, basic computing, algorithms, and principles of software engineering.
ENAE283
Introduction to Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS161, MATH141, and ENES102.
Corequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Credit only granted for: (ENAE281 and ENAE282) or ENAE283.
Formerly: ENAE281 and ENAE282.
Introduction to airplanes and space vehicles as aerospace systems. Fundamentals that describe these systems. Elements of aerodynamics, airfoils and wings. Airplane performance, stability and control. Aircraft and rocket propulsion. Fundamentals of orbital motion. Aspects of vehicle conceptual design.
ENAE283H
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Introduction to Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS161, MATH141, and ENES102.
Corequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program.
Credit only granted for: (ENAE281 and ENAE282) or ENAE283.
Formerly: ENAE281 and ENAE282.
Introduction to airplanes and space vehicles as aerospace systems. Fundamentals that describe these systems. Elements of aerodynamics, airfoils and wings. Airplane performance, stability and control. Aircraft and rocket propulsion. Fundamentals of orbital motion. Aspects of vehicle conceptual design.
ENAE301
Dynamics of Aerospace Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENAE202, ENES102, and MATH241.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Kinematics and dynamics of three dimensional motion of point masses and rigid bodies with introduction to more general systems. Primary emphasis on Newtonian methods. Practice in numerical solutions and computer animation of equations of motion using MATLAB.
ENAE311
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, MATH241, and ENES232.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And junior standing or higher.
Fundamentals of aerodynamics. Elements of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Flows through nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Elements of the method of characteristics and finite difference solutions for compressible flows. Aspects of hypersonic flow.
ENAE311H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PHYS271, MATH461, PHYS270, MATH246, ENAE283, ENES220, ENAE202, MATH241, and ENES232.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And junior standing or higher.
Fundamentals of aerodynamics. Elements of compressible flow. Normal and oblique shock waves. Flows through nozzles, diffusers and wind tunnels. Elements of the method of characteristics and finite difference solutions for compressible flows. Aspects of hypersonic flow.
ENAE362
Aerospace Instrumentation and Experimentation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246 and ENAE283.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher.
Basic instrumentation electronics including DC electronics, AC electronics, semiconductors, electro-optics and digital electronics. Sensing devices used to carry out experiments in Aerospace Engineering includes metrology, machine tool measurements, bridge circuits, optical devices, and introduction to computer based data acquisition. Topics chosen to support measurements in aerodynamics, flight structures and flight control.
ENAE380
Flight Software Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE283 and ENAE202.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; and junior standing or higher.
Avionics using advanced sensor and computing technologies are at the heart of every modern Aerospace vehicle. Advanced software systems to improve cockpit safety and enable unmanned and deep-space missions. Object-oriented programming and software engineering concepts required to design and build complex flight software systems. Software validation, verification and real-time performance analysis to assess flight software system reliability and robustness. Human-machine interface design for piloted systems. Automatic onboard data acquisition and decision-making for unmanned air and space vehicles.
Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ENAE202 and ENAE283. Junior standing. For ENAE majors only.
ENAE398H
(Perm Req)
Honors Research Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE403
Aircraft Flight Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Study of motion of aircraft, equations of motion, aerodynamic force representation, longitudinal and lateral motions, response to controls and to atmospheric disturbances, handling qualities criteria and other figures of merit.
ENAE423
Vibration and Aeroelasticity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.
ENAE423H
(Perm Req)
Vibration and Aeroelasticity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.
ENAE441
Space Navigation and Guidance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404 and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Principles of navigation. Celestial, radio, and inertial navigation schemes. Navigational and guidance requirements for orbital, planetary, and atmospheric entry missions. Fundamentals of communications and information theory. Link budgets, antennas and telemetry systems.
ENAE455
Aircraft Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: ENES232, ENAE414, and ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of piston, turbojet, fanjet, and other variations of airbreathing aircraft power units.
ENAE457
Space Propulsion and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: PHYS271, ENES232, PHYS270, and ENAE311.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department. And senior standing.
Thermodynamic cycle analysis, aerothermochemistry of fuels and propellants, operating principles of rocket, ion, and other exoatmospheric power units.
ENAE481
Principles of Aircraft Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432.
Corequisite: ENAE414.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Aircraft design principles blending both synthesis and analysis. The iterative nature of the design process. Applied aerodynamics. Elements of aircraft performance calculation and optimization. Design of aircraft including payload, crew and avionics provisions, propulsion selection and sizing, aerodynamic configuration optimization, mass properties, stability and control characteristics, and vehicle subsystems. Individual student projects in aircraft design.
This course is restricted to students in the AHS Helicopter Design Compe tition and requires permission of the department to enroll.
ENAE483
Principles of Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404, ENAE324, ENAE362, and ENAE432.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Aerospace program; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Principles of space systems analysis and vehicle design. Launch vehicle performance analysis and optimization. Design of vehicle systems including avionics, power, propulsion, life support, human factors, structures, actuator and mechanisms, and thermal control. Design processes and design synthesis. Individual student projects in vehicle design.
ENAE499
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE601
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE404; or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Mathematics and applications of orbit theory, building upon the foundations developed in ENAE 404 and ENAE 441. Topics include two body orbits, solutions of Kepler's equation, the two-point boundary value problem, rendezvous techniques, and Encke's method.
ENAE603
(Perm Req)
Near-Earth Object Exploration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE601.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (ENGR: MS/PhD-Aerospace Engineering (Master's); ENGR: MS/PhD-Aerospace Engineering (Doctoral)).
Credit only granted for: ENAE788N or ENAE603.
Formerly: ENAE788N.
An overview of the near-Earth objects (NEOs) of our solar system--the asteroids and comets whose orbits closely approach Earth's orbit--and what we know about them, what we're learning about them, and how to design spacecraft missions to interact with them.
ENAE631
(Perm Req)
Helicopter Aerodynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE414 and ENAE311. Or permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department; and permission of instructor.
A history of rotary-wing aircraft, introduction to hovering theory, hovering and axial flight performance, factors affecting hovering and vertical flight performance, autorotation in vertical descent, concepts of blade motion and control, aerodynamics of forward flight, forward flight performance, operational envelope, and introduction to rotor acoustics.
Those sections that begin with a letter are taught via ITV and are not intended for College Park campus students.
ENAE636
Helicopter Dynamics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENAE788R or ENAE636.
Formerly: ENAE788R.
Aerodynamics, dynamics and aeromechanics of helicopters and tilt rotor aircraft. Experimental testing and mathematical modeling required for the design and analysis of such aircraft.
ENAE641
Linear System Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE432.
Linear systems; state space, multi-input, multi-output models; eigenstructure; controllability, observability, singular value analysis; multivariable Nyquist condition; observer design; introduction to Kalman filtering. Full state feedback techniques including pole placement and LQR/LQG techniques; introduction to loop shaping and robustness.
ENAE655
Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Advanced principles of dynamics necessary for structural analysis; solutions of eigenvalue problems for discrete and continuous elastic systems, solutions to forced response boundary value problems by direct, modal, and transform methods.
ENAE673
Aerodynamics of Incompressible Fluids
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in differential equations, incompressible, and compressible flow (ENAE311; and one course from ENAE414; ENME331, OR ENME640, or equivalent).
Restriction: Must be in ENGR: MS/PhD-Aerospace Engineering (Master's) program.
Introduces the fundamental concepts of incompressible flows. Topics to be addressed include the conservation equations, potential flow, lift and drag, Navier-Stokes equations, boundary layers and similarity solutions, and solutions to classical problems.
ENAE684
(Perm Req)
Computational Fluid Dynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Aerospace Engineering department.
Partial differential equations applied to flow modelling, fundamental numerical techniques for the solution of these equations, elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations, elements of finite difference solutions, explicit and implicit techniques. Applications to fundamental flow problems.
ENAE692
Introduction to Space Robotics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENAE301 or ENES221.
Recommended: ENAE432.
Introduction to the kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators. DH parameters, serial and parallel manipulators, kinematic redundancy, sensors, actuators, and mechanism design. Control concepts introduced ranging from independent joint control to impedance control. Examples drawn from space robotics, wearable robotics, and other areas.
ENAE788D
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Advanced Space Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788K
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Estimation and Control of Stochastic Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE788M
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Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Hands on Autonomous Aerial Robotics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: permission of department.

This is an advanced graduate course that exposes the students with mathematical foundations of computer vision, planning and control for aerial robots. The goal is to train the students to develop real-time algorithms for the realization of autonomous aerial systems. The course is designed to balance theory with an application on hardware. The assignments will require a significant investment of time and energy. All projects will be carried using quadrotors in a group of students.
ENAE788P
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Analysis of Structural Elements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for ENAE788P or ENME808Z.

Review of basic concepts of linear elasticity and beam theory. Yield criteria. Introduction to thermoelasticity. Variational calculus and variational principles in elasticity. Principle of virtual work, principle of complimentary virtual work, principle of minimum potential energy, principle of minimum complimentary potential energy. Applications to beams and plates; strategies for obtaining approximate solutions. Buckling and shear deformations in beams and plates.
ENAE788U
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering; Wind Energy Theory and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENAE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENAE899
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Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.