Accession Number:

AD0730155

Title:

Preliminary Design of an Energy Management Control System for a High Performance Lifting Body Reentry Vehicle.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

A preliminary design was developed for the guidance and phugoid damping portions of an energy management system to be used aboard a lifting body with a hypersonic LD near 3.0, during the atmospheric maneuvering phase of reentry. A three-degree-of-freedom simulation was derived, using range angle, cross-range angle and radius as state variables. The guidance scheme considered was based on a fast-time prediction of the footprint and nominal trajectory by numerical integration of the equations of motion. Temperature constraints, maximum heating rates and structural limits were neglected. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE