Near Earth Objects (NEOs)
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
MW1790 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||30 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Methods and technologies: Mitigation of danger, findings, contact, diversion, destruction.
Tools for the simulation and analysis of time, cost and risk in NO project.
Engineering Data and Information sources: National and International Agencies like DLR, NASA, ESA; Institutions like Universities, Observatories ,Amateur Groups like NEAT.
The lecture will be held in English.
1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION (2 HOURS)
2 FROM OBSERVATIONS TO MEASUREMENTS (2 HOURS)
3 ORBIT DETERMINATION AND FIRST IMPACT WARNING (4 HOURS)
4 ASTEROID PHYSICAL PROPERTIES DETERMINATION (4 HOURS)
5 IMPACT EFFECTS AND CONSEQUENCES (2 HOURS)
6 MITIGATION AVOIDING AN IMPACT (4 HOURS)
7 WAR GAME: WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN IMMINENT IMPACT THREAT? (2 HOURS)
8 THE NEO DECISION PROCESS AS A SYSTEM (OF SYSTEMS) (2 HOURS)
9 SUMMARY (2 HOURS)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||2||Near Earth Objects (NEOs)||
Fri, 12:30–14:00, MW 2050
|UE||1||Near Earth Objects (NEOs) - Tutorial||
Fri, 14:15–15:30, MW 2050