Accession Number : AD0691436

Title :   A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DETERMINING THE TRAJECTORY AND PLATFORM ATTACK ANGLE OF A LAPES PLATFORM DURING FREE FALL.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIRLIFT CENTER POPE AFB N C OFFICE OF OPERATIONS ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Link,David A.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This memorandum contains a dynamic analysis of the free-fall portion of the LAPES trajectory. The analysis was made in response to a request for a more exact method for locating the attitude control bar for unusual single-platform loads, such as vehicles. Results are presented in the form of a program in the Continuous System Modeling Program (CSMP) language for solving the equations of motion and graphs for an example calculation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO, AIR DROP OPERATIONS), (*PARACHUTE DESCENTS, DESCENT TRAJECTORIES), TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FREE FALL MODELS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, ANGLE OF ATTACK, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROTATION, MASS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE