Accession Number : AD0860125

Title :   Optimum Fuel Consumption Trajectory For Single-Stage Missile.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pyle, Jerry W. ; Foote, Austin L.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The thesis presents the basic computer algorithm to obtain an optimal thrust profile for the launch of a one-stage rocket boosted missile. The basic equations include the effects of: a round earth, the earth's rotation, and the atmosphere (drag). A complete derivation of the equations and an explanation of the computer algorithm are given. Appendix 8 contains a copy of the computer program. The result of applying the algorithm to a booster configuration is given as an example. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ROCKET ENGINES, THRUST), (*FUEL CONSUMPTION, OPTIMIZATION), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS, THESES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE