Accession Number : AD0468164

Title :   NONLINEAR FEEDBACK SOLUTION FOR MINIMUM RENDEZVOUS WITH CONSTANT THRUST ACCELERATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA CRUFT LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bryson, Arthur E., Jr.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The instantaneous thrust-direction for a spacecraft to perform a minimum-time rendezvous with another (nonmaneuvering) spacecraft is determined as a function of instantaneous relative velocity and position. The magnitude of the thrust acceleration is assumed constant and the acceleration due to external forces is neglected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RENDEZVOUS TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), (*RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS), RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, FEEDBACK, THRUST, ACCELERATION, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, CONTROL SYSTEMS, MANEUVERING SATELLITES, MANEUVERABILITY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE