Accession Number:

ADA125406

Title:

Performance Methods for Lifting Entry Vehicle Range Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Mar 1979-Sep 1981

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

Parameter optimization methods were applied to maximize lateral range with and without down-range constraints to produce performance footprints. Three lifting entry vehicles with maximum lift-to-drag ratios of 1.89, 2.2, and 2.6, respectively, were used. A simplified bank control procedure was developed which closely approximated the optimal footprint results in the case where no heating constraints were imposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE