Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory for Microsatellites

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NorthwesternPolytechnical University (NPU) is located in ancient capital city of Xi’an. NPU is China’s only research-oriented, multi-disciplinary, and international university of science and technology, which simultaneously excels at aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology. The university emphasizes science and technology, while harmoniously developing the fields of management, humanities, economics, and law. The university is affiliated with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The School of Astronautics was founded in 1958 and is one of the earliest to focus on the astronautic technology development and education in China. The School currently consists of three faculties: Astronautics Design Engineering, Astronautics Control Engineering and Astronautics Propulsion Technology, as well as one institution of Flight Control and Simulation.

The School of Astronautics provides 6 master’s of science and Ph.D. programs, including: Flight Vehicle Design, Navigation Guidance and Control, Propulsion Theory and Engineering of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Planning and Management for Traffic Transportation, and Launch Theory and Technique. The School also has 3 mobile postdoctoral research stations which accept the foreign trainees and postdoctoral researchers. Currently, 1 National Key Laboratory, 6 Professional Subject Laboratories, 3 Academic Institutions and 1 Astronautic Experimental Education Center are all contained in the school. The main subjects and researching directions include:

  • Flight Vehicle Structural Analysis and Design

  • Flight Vehicle Numerical Simulation and Design

  • Reliability and Optical Design

  • Flight Vehicle Dynamic and Control

  • Space Vehicle Dynamics Guidance and Global Positioning System

  • Vehicle Optical Trajectory and Simulation

  • Advanced Control Theory and Its Applications

  • Vehicle Control and Simulation