Accession Number : ADA325518

Title :   Debris Analysis Workstation Version 0.1 User's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ORION INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES INC ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Yates, Kenneth W.

PDF Url : ADA325518

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The Debris Analysis Workstation (DAW) Version 0.1 is an ensemble of spacecraft breakup, trajectory propagation, and data visualization models cohesively integrated into a single user-friendly analysis environment designed for operation on a SUN workstation. DAW was developed by the Aerospace Corporation for the Air Force Phillips Laboratory Space Debris Research Program. Equipped with a graphical user interface and easy-to-use data presentation graphics, analysts can use DAW to model a variety of scenarios involving the fragmentation of a target object resulting from either a self-explosion or a collision with another object. The user initiates a desired breakup study by inputting such information as the type of breakup event, the position and velocities of object(s) involved in the event, and the object(s) material and structural characteristics. The study can then be run in DAW 0.1 to obtain a variety of information on the breakup. This information can include initial distributions of fragments generated in the event, the subsequent evolution of the fragment cloud(s), and the reentry footprint of individual fragments at some specified altitude(s) or those impacting the ground.

Descriptors :   *DEBRIS, *RANGE SAFETY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SPACECRAFT, MODELS, FRAGMENTATION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, WORK STATIONS, TRAJECTORIES, USER FRIENDLY, DATA PROCESSING TERMINALS, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE