Accession Number:

ADA413829

Title:

Longitudinal Control and Footprint Analysis for a Reusable Military Launch Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

In this paper, we will examine a configuration for a reusable military launch vehicle RMLS concept. This configuration allows for the vehicle to land in an inverted attitude. Such inverted landing improves the turnaround time of the vehicle by reducing the maintenance requirements of the vehicles thermal protection system. An analysis is performed to examine the impacts by the configuration on stability, control, and footprint for an RMLS configuration.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE