Accession Number : AD0452592


Title :   SIX-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM FLIGHT-PATH STUDY GENERALIZED COMPUTER PROGRAM. PART 1, VOLUME 1. PROBLEM FORMULATION


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-31 Dec 1963


Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Robert C ; Brulle, Robert V ; Combs, A E ; Giffin, Gerald D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/452592.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 242


Abstract : A trajectory computation program is described for determining vehicle performance throughout the entire flight regime of speed and altitude in the atmosphere and gravity field of a nonspherical rotating planet. The program is formulated for seven options of varying refinement from the six-degree-of- freedom problem to the two-degree point mass problem. A reverse option for the aerodynamic analysis of flight test data, a punched card output, and a semiautomatic computational tie to an interplanetary trajectory computer program are included. The program is specifically oriented for computation on the IBM 7090/7094 digital computer using the FAP/FORTRAN2 machine language.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT PATHS , *INTERPLANETARY TRAJECTORIES , OPTIMIZATION , AIRCRAFT , SPACE FLIGHT , AERODYNAMICS


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE