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Minimum Transfer Time for a Power-Limited Rocket

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George Leitmann

University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 28(2), 171-178 (Jun 01, 1961) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3641648 History: Received April 13, 1960; Online September 16, 2011

Abstract

The problem considered is that of determining the acceleration program leading to minimum transfer time for a power-limited rocket moving between prescribed positions and velocities in a constant gravitational field. It is found that flight must take place at maximum power and that the thrust-acceleration components are linear functions of time. The case of rectilinear transfer between positions of rest is treated in detail, and the results are compared with those previously obtained for a constant-acceleration transfer.

Copyright © 1961 by ASME
Topics: Rockets , Flight , Thrust , Functions
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