Accession Number:

ADA275163

Title:

Simulation of Complex Balloon Liftoff

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1993-12-28

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The SDIO High Altitude Balloon Experiment HABE requires the launch of a large balloon from the deck of a ship, in moderate sea and wind conditions. In order to insure that the balloon would clear the obstacles on the deck in the required conditions, the liftoff was simulated using a modern continuous simulation applications software package. The system was modeled as two lumped masses the balloon and the payload connected by a ridged connection. The equations of motion were solved for various conditions to determine safe environmental conditions for liftoff. Simulation, Balloon, Liftoff, Flight mechanics.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE