Accession Number : ADA019331
Title : The Use of Primer Vector Theory to Derive Time-Optimal Impulsive Transfers.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Basine,James M.
Report Date : DEC 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 113
Abstract : This study is concerned with minimum-time, impulsive rocket transfers in an inverse-square gravitational field between coplanar and non-coplanar orbits. The transfer profiles considered in this report are two and three-impulse trajectories. These profiles may also contain an initial or final coast.
Descriptors : *Transfer trajectories, *Vector analysis, Thrust, Integral equations, Numerical integration, Computer programs, Theses
Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE