Accession Number:

AD0643951

Title:

HEAT OPTIMUM ACCELERATION IN CENTRAL FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Consideration is given to a variational problem about optimum acceleration of spacecraft with low thrust, starting from an orbit close to circular and attaining hyperbolic velocity. Regularities of optimum motion were investigated. A comparison was made with motion under action of constant tangential acceleration. Considerations are given pertaining to construction of a limiting solution of variational problem, calculation of which would allow one to reduce estimation of basic parameters of optimum acceleration to the use of a table with one entry or to calculation by means of the final formulas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE