Accession Number:

ADA532338

Title:

Rotary-Wing Decelerators for Probe Descent Through the Atmosphere of Venus

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA ROTORCRAFT DIVISION

Report Date:

2004-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

An innovative concept is proposed for atmospheric entry probe deceleration, wherein one or more deployed rotors in autorotation or wind-turbine flow states on the aft end of the probe effect controlled descent. This concept is particularly oriented toward probes intended to land safely on the surface of Venus. Initial work on design trade studies is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE