AE200 Introductory Space Projects (click to watch introduction video)

This course introduces the fundamental operational principles for the space systems. Lectures and labs on various issues on design and operation of launch vehicles / spacecraft and related disciplines (fluid, structure, propulsion, dynamics / control, and communication) will be provided.

AE455 Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide, satellite-based navigation system used for aviation, remote sensing, ship guidance, vehicle tracking, surveying, precision agriculture, satellite orbit and attitude control, and precise time distribution. GPS will effect all of us through one or more of these applications.
This course will provide an in-depth understanding of GPS architecture, signals, measurements and performance. It is by nature an interdisplinary course, covering subject material in orbit prediction, satellite systems, signal processing, error modeling, and computer programming. It will include detailed consideration of differential GPS since this innovation greatly increases the power and utility of the system.

AE665 Advanced Navigation Systems and Applications

This course introduces navigation system design with an emphasis on aviation and unmanned system applications. The lectures will cover navigation performance requirements, navigation system error models, risk classification, fault-tree analysis, navigation system hazard mitigation, and safety assesment.

ED100 Introduction to Design and Communication

Introduce the fundamentals of conceptual design and critical thinking to students to produce a paradigm shift in the way students think, view the world, and view their role in the world. Introduce technical communication skills to permit students to work together and effectively express ideas in English. Provide an opportunity for students to learn more about engineering, science and technology and make a more informed decision about choice of major. Lectures on the fundamentals of conceptual design will be given to introduce the synthesis aspect of engineering/science. Students will be asked to complete open-ended homework assignments to reinforce learning and give them an opportunity to practice what they have learned. Students will get lectures on fundamentals of technical communication and will have the opportunity to practice their written and verbal communication skills and receive feedback on communications related project assignments during weekly communication laboratory sessions. The students will be asked to undertake a term project as a team to learn about design and communication by doing it themselves. The term project will include weekly opened-ended homework assignments related to the term project. The final deliverables for the project will include a final report and poster.


Global Navigation Satellite Systems Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering
KAIST 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea
Tel) +82-42-350-3725 Fax) +82-42-350-5765