Accession Number : AD0686335

Title :   THE DYNAMICS OF SUPERCIRCULAR MULTIPLE-PASS ATMOSPHERIC BRAKING,

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

Personal Author(s) : Crisp,John D. C.

Report Date : OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Consideration is given to subparabolic and hyperbolic entry without lift. Single-pass impact trajectories are described. A minimization of eccentricity during passage is shown to be significant and the concept of instantaneous circularization is elaborated. A quantitative description of multiple-pass impact is given in a simple energy-momentum plot.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, ORBITS), ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, BRAKING, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, IMPACT, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE