Comparative study of different methods used to stabilize lateral-directional dynamics of a typical reusable launch vehicle

@article{Jee2013ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of different methods used to stabilize lateral-directional dynamics of a typical reusable launch vehicle},
  author={Gopal Jee and V. Brinda and V. R. Lalithambika and M. V. Dhekane},
  journal={2013 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA)},
  year={2013},
  pages={710-715}
}
Initial entry phase of all the winged body vehicles, encounter ballistic flight in the absence of aerodynamic forces in rare atmosphere at high re-entry altitude. Lifting vehicles enter the atmosphere at high angle of attack to increase the drag to reduce the orbital velocity and to increase the lift to balance the weight for equilibrium glide flight. Ineffectiveness of rudder makes the control law design very challenging due to shadow effect of fuselage at high angle of attack. Problem gets… CONTINUE READING