GUIDANCE FOR EXTREME MANEUVER CAPABILITY IN ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY AT SUPERCIRCULAR VELOCITY.
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF
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Results of an investigation into a general technique for the guidance of a manned lifting vehicle during an arbitrary reentry mission involving supercircular entry speeds are presented. Preliminary design results are presented for an automatic system to provide flight path control to achieve safe re-entry as well as an energy management function to allow landing at a preselected site. The guidance concept is di rected at a utilization of the large inherent in-atmospheric maneuver capability of the lifting glider. System performance is demonstrated through a three-degree-of-freedom analog computer re-entry simulation. Author