Accession Number : AD0686332

Title :   A NOTE ON THE ORTHOGONAL FORCE COMPONENT IN ATMOSPHERIC REENTRY,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Crisp,John D. C. ; Radok,J. R. M.

Report Date : JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In the paper, attention is given to the influence of the transverse aerodynamic force component which might be encountered by space vehicles during reentry. The general effects of small orthogonal perturbations were first investigated by Newton, and it is shown that qualitatively the behavior proves to be essentially the same for large aerodynamically induced forces.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, FORCE(MECHANICS)), AERODYNAMIC LOADING, ORBITS, PERTURBATION THEORY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ACCELERATION, SPACECRAFT, SPACE NAVIGATION

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE