Accession Number : AD0619348

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND USAGE OF THE ROCKET TRAJECTORY PROGRAM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Boehm,Barry W.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Rocket simulates trajectories of aerospace vehicles, numerically integrates the set of differential equations of motion of the vehicle specified, calculates automatically such aspects as earth gravitational and rotational effects, traces the trajectory of a vehicle as a function of time, and provides information on the performance during flight. The program can print statements on special qualities and investigate a number of variations on a given trajectory in a single run. This paper discusses the purpose of the program and its capabilities. Suggestions are made on the development of general-purpose computer programs.

Descriptors :   (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, TRAJECTORIES), (*TRAJECTORIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), FLIGHT PATHS, SIMULATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE