Preliminary Design of an Energy Management Control System for a High Performance Lifting Body Reentry Vehicle.
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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
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry