Accession Number:

AD0603006

Title:

PROPELLANT ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FLIGHT DATA SYSTEM CONCEPT.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Feb 62-Feb 63,

Corporate Author:

ASTRONAUTICS CORP OF AMERICA MILWAUKEE WIS

Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

273.0

Abstract:

A digital computer program called the Captain Program was prepared for the use of solving a variety of flight control and instrumentation problems connected with space flight. The program was written in Fortran language to be compatible with the IBM 7090 computer. The building-block programming concept was applied to two specific sample problems Earth orbital rendezvous and Earth-moon flight. Verification was obtained that the Captain Program is capable of generating several important types of space vehicle performance data with only minor changes in the input data including trajectory time history data propellant utilization data control techniques evaluation data and, control and instrument error analyses. The Captain Program was conceived as the nucleus of a versatile computer program to which new subroutines can be added as new requirements arise. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE