Accession Number : ADD014828
Title : Passive Step Trimmer for a Maneuvering Re-Entry Body.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Feb 79, patented 15 Nov 88,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Darden, Ralph M
Report Date : 15 Nov 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : A passive step trimmer for a maneuvering re-entry body (MRB)which uses existing inertials forces acting on the MRB to deploy a free flowing mass from the rear of the MRB to trim the MRB altitude. The mass deployment from the MRB causes a forward shift in the center of gravity which in turn creates a more stable body which flies at a reduced angle of attack.
Descriptors : ANGLE OF ATTACK, CENTER OF GRAVITY, DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, MANEUVERABLE REENTRY VEHICLES, MASS, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, REDUCTION, SHIFTING, STABILITY
Subject Categories : Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE