Accession Number : AD0606105

Title :   SIMULATION OF FLIGHT PATHS TO THE MOON,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC MISSILE AGENCY REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

Personal Author(s) : Gibbons,John P. ; Shaver,Frederick T.

Report Date : 14 MAR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The system consists of the moon, the earth, and a missile in free fall flight from the earth to the moon. It was desired to simulate this system in two dimensions on an analogue computer in order to observe the effect of small parameter variations on the missile's trajectory. The equations usually used to describe this problem are not particularly adaptable to the analogue computer due to the parameter values and ranges of the variables. It was found necessary to make certain approximations and also to use perturbation techniques along with a dual time scale. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LUNAR TRAJECTORIES, SIMULATION), (*ASTRONAUTICS, LUNAR TRAJECTORIES), GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, MOON, CELESTIAL MECHANICS, GRAVITY, PERTURBATION THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE