Accession Number : ADA115221

Title :   Simulation Code for Reentry Velocities and Flight Path Angles (V-GAMMA).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,L G

PDF Url : ADA115221

Report Date : Jul 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A computer code has been written which can simulate space vehicle trajectory changes. It was designed for use in assessing the range of reentry conditions and/or orbits which could result from system malfunctions. It gives parametric views of the reentry velocities and flight path angles and orbital lifetimes which may occur due to spacecraft engine operation. Operating conditions are specified over a range of engine burn durations, and initial conditions of location and orientation. This feature extends the applications of the code to include mission design studies and optimization. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Spacecraft, *Descent trajectories, *Computer programs, Atmosphere entry, Flight paths, Vertical orientation, Orbits, Malfunctions, Position(Location), Angle of attack, Computerized simulation, Velocity, Flight simulation, Computer programming, Computer program documentation, Scenarios

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE