Modeling of Six Degrees of Freedom Aerospace Simulations

Venue: Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 09, 2003 End Date/Time: Aug 10, 2003
Early Registration Date: Jul 14, 2003
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As Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is penetrating the aerospace sciences at all levels, this two day course will introduce you to the difficult subject of modeling aerospace vehicles in six degrees of freedom (6 DoF). Starting with the modern approach of tensors, the equations of motion are derived and, after introducing coordinate systems, they are expressed in matrices for compact computer programming. Aircraft and missile prototypes will exemplify 6 DoF aerodynamic modeling, rocket and turbojet propulsion, actuating systems, autopilots, guidance, and seekers. These subsystems will be integrated step-by-step into full-up simulations. For demonstrations, typical fly-out trajectories will be run and projected on the screen. With the provided source code and plotting programs, you can duplicate the trajectories on your PC with the help of a FORTRAN compiler, and use the prototypes as a starting point for your own 6 DoF aerospace simulations.