
Accession Number : AD0643951
Title : HEAT OPTIMUM ACCELERATION IN CENTRAL FIELD,
Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHTPATTERSON AFB OHIO
Personal Author(s) : Efimov,G. B. ; Okhotsimskii,D. E.
Report Date : 31 AUG 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : Consideration is given to a variational problem about optimum acceleration of spacecraft with low thrust, starting from an orbit close to circular and attaining hyperbolic velocity. Regularities of optimum motion were investigated. A comparison was made with motion under action of constant tangential acceleration. Considerations are given pertaining to construction of a limiting solution of variational problem, calculation of which would allow one to reduce estimation of basic parameters of optimum acceleration to the use of a table with one entry or to calculation by means of the final formulas. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SPACECRAFT, ACCELERATION), CIRCULAR ORBITS, OPTIMIZATION, THRUST, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, USSR
Subject Categories : Astronautics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE