On-Board Entry Trajectory Planning Expanded to Sub-Orbital Flight

Zuojun Shen, Ping Lu
2003 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit   unpublished
A methodology for on-board planning of sub-orbital entry trajectories is developed. The algorithm is able to generate in a time frame consistent with on-board environment a threedegree-of-freedom (3DOF) feasible entry trajectory, given the boundary conditions and vehicle modeling. This trajectory is then tracked by feedback guidance laws which issue guidance commands. The current trajectory planning algorithm complements the recently developed method for on-board 3DOF entry trajectory
more » ... for orbital missions, and provides full-envelope autonomous adaptive entry guidance capability. The algorithm is validated and verified by extensive high fidelity simulations using a sub-orbital reusable launch vehicle model and difficult mission scenarios including failures and aborts.
doi:10.2514/6.2003-5736 fatcat:bwjeb6hhorfepfeo2dvt52ysaa