Accession Number : AD0710729

Title :   SINGULAR PERTURBATION PROBLEMS IN EARTH-MOON SPACE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gordon,Vernon Curtis

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : A program was written for the IBM 360 system of the Naval Postgraduate School Computer Facility to apply the methods of singular perturbation theory to earth-moon trajectories. Verification of results against previous work was carried out and it was found that agreement could be attained only for energy parameter values of 0.707 or less. No solution for higher values could be found. The analysis of three dimensional orbits was then conducted within this restricted range to show the merit of singular perturbation theory as an initial design tool. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELESTIAL MECHANICS, PERTURBATION THEORY), (*N-BODY PROBLEM, MOON), EARTH(PLANET), SUN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE