Accession Number:

AD0468164

Title:

NONLINEAR FEEDBACK SOLUTION FOR MINIMUM RENDEZVOUS WITH CONSTANT THRUST ACCELERATION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA CAMBRIDGE

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Report Date:

1965-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The instantaneous thrust-direction for a spacecraft to perform a minimum-time rendezvous with another nonmaneuvering spacecraft is determined as a function of instantaneous relative velocity and position. The magnitude of the thrust acceleration is assumed constant and the acceleration due to external forces is neglected.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE