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