28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-5.7.2
A GENERAL FOOTPRINT GENERATION APPROACH FOR LIFTING RE-ENTRY VEHICLE
R. Zhang, Z. Li, L. Shi
Beihang Univ. (BUAA), China
Keywords: re-entry vehicle, footprint, bank angle, trajectory
Footprint is defined as a set of all reachable landing locations. In this paper footprint is separated into inner and outer boundaries which are generated based on different methods. It involves algorithms for solving maximum downrange, maximum crossrange, and minimum trajectory problems. Simulation is given and verifies the proposed approach.
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