Accession Number : AD0606337

Title :   COMMENTARIES ON OPTIMIZATION OF F CONSTANT THRUST ELECTRICAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : THOMPSON RAMO WOOLDRIDGE INC LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shelton,Haywood

Report Date : 25 OCT 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : D. B. Langmuir has calculated the exhaust velocities that optimize the mass ratio, the time, and the velocity increment for various weight to power ratios of the power source. E. Stuhlinger has used a different optimization involving the initial acceleration. This note will attempt to clarify the relative merits of these two optimization schemes and two others that naturally evolve from the analysis.

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRIC PROPULSION, OPTIMIZATION), ROCKET PROPULSION, THRUST, EXHAUST GASES, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE