Accession Number : AD0431298

Title :   AN AUTOMATIC LANDING SYSTEM FOR LOW LIFT-DRAG GLIDE VEHICLES,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nesbit,R. A.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The pitch plane dynamics of a landing vehicle are studied by analytic approximation and analog simulation. A landing system design is discussed for application to low lift/drag vehicles. Flare velocity loss minimization is studied using the maximum principle. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, LANDING), (*LANDING, AEROSPACE CRAFT), AUTOMATIC, BOOST GLIDE VEHICLES, SIMULATION, DESCENT TRAJECTORIES, INSTRUMENT LANDINGS, LIFT, DRAG, ALTIMETERS, AUTOMATIC PILOTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE