Accession Number : ADA477059


Title :   Reusable Military Launch Systems (RMLS)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Jan 2000-30 Sep 2007


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Moster, Gregory E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a477059.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has developed a design environment (IPAT) and approaches to assess the performance and operational capabilities of reusable launch systems in collaboration with the NASA and industry. This approach uses the AML design environment with parametric geometry modeling. This approach has been used successfully and resulted in the Rocket Boost-Back concept under development by AFRL and SMC under the FAST ground experiment program. The RMLS program has also developed the ability to create discrete-event models and perform operational assessment which includes resource management.


Descriptors :   *REUSABLE EQUIPMENT , *BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES , GROUND LEVEL , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , GEOMETRIC FORMS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Rocket Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE