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Launch vehicle systems analysis
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
Results of a Rocket-Based Combined-Cycle SSTO Design Using Parametric; MDO Methods
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994-04)
This paper reports the results of the second phase of a research project to characterize and optimize the design of an advanced launch vehicle for human access to low earth orbit. The vehicle makes use of rocket-based ...
System Robustness Comparison of Advanced Space Launch Concepts
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-10)
This research proposes two methods to investigate the robustness differences between competing types of advanced space launch systems. These methods encompass two different phases of the advanced design process and are ...
Mission Capture Rate versus Turnaround Time and Fleet Size for the Military Spaceplane
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-07)
The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is conducting research into a military spaceplane (MSP) through the Military Spaceplane System Technology Program Office. The goal of this program is to provide ...
Magel: An Advanced Partially Reusable Launch Architecture Concept
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-12)
Magel is an advanced partially reusable launch architecture which uses two large magnetically repelled superconducting rings as the first stage system and a liquid expendable rocket as the upper stage. This architecture ...
Chimera: A Low Cost Solution to Small Satellite Space Access
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-08)
The Chimera rocket was designed to enter the small satellite market by offering an affordable and flexible alternative to the Pegasus launch vehicle. A number of design concepts were evaluated, and one was selected to ...
SCORES: Web-Based Rocket Propulsion Analysis Tool for Space Transportation System Design
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-06)
Cross-Platform Computational Techniques for Analysis Code Integration and Optimization
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998-09)
Following NASA's lead in Intelligent Synthesis Environments, advanced vehicle design communities are beginning to explore automated distributed computing frameworks for integrating disciplinary analysis tools. These design ...
Characterizing High-Energy-Density Propellants for Space Propulsion Apllications
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-10)
A technique for determining the thermophysical properties of high-energy-density matter (HEDM) propellants is presented. HEDM compounds are of interest in the liquid rocket engine industry due to their high density and ...
Probabilistic Cost, Risk, and Throughput Analysis of Lunar Transportation Architectures
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-03)
The President's Vision for Space Exploration presents a need to determine the best architecture and set of vehicle elements in order to achieve a sustained human lunar exploration program. The Lunar Architecture Stochastic ...