Accession Number:

AD0720915

Title:

Algorithm for Optimal Flight Vehicle Design,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

408.0

Abstract:

The book discusses algorithmic methods of planning of flight vehicles using electronic digital computers. One such method of optimal planning is developed and investigated, including a presentation of the variational problem strict mathematical definition of the required conditions of optimization considering analysis of the flight vehicle as a structure which receives various loads in flight, and as an object of control, plus an algorithm for its solution with a mathematical foundation for the algorithm itself. A multistage flight vehicle is used as an example to show the peculiarities of this algorithm when independent maneuver of the vehicle is possible after separation of initial stages or when the external and internal problems are analyzed together during interplanetary flights. In the algorithm, the criterion for improvement of the vehicle depends on the flight time, kinematic parameters of the vehicle at the end of the flight, its launch weight and the payload which it transports. Combining the theory of the variational problem and of the computer algorithm for its solution provides one with a logically complete algorithm for optimal planning of a vehicle. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE