Accession Number:

ADD014828

Title:

Passive Step Trimmer for a Maneuvering Re-Entry Body.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 12 Feb 79, patented 15 Nov 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A passive step trimmer for a maneuvering re-entry body MRBwhich uses existing inertials forces acting on the MRB to deploy a free flowing mass from the rear of the MRB to trim the MRB altitude. The mass deployment from the MRB causes a forward shift in the center of gravity which in turn creates a more stable body which flies at a reduced angle of attack.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE