• Static Aeroelastic Analysis of a Thin-Film Clamped Ballute for Titan Aerocapture 

      Rohrschneider, Reuben R.; Braun, Robert D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-05)
      Many authors have shown the potential mass savings that a ballute can offer for both aerocapture and entry. This mass savings could enhance or even enable many scientific and human exploration missions. Prior to flight ...
    • A Survey of Ballute Technology for Aerocapture 

      Rohrschneider, Reuben R.; Braun, Robert D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-06)
      Ballute aerodynamic decelerators have been studied since early in the space age (1960’s), being proposed for aerocapture in the early 1980’s. Significant technology advances in fabric and polymer materials as well ...
    • Ultra Lightweight Ballutes for Return to Earth from the Moon 

      Masciarelli, James P.; Lin, John K. H.; Ware, Joanne S.; Rohrschneider, Reuben R.; Braun, Robert D.; Bartels, Robert E.; Moses, Robert W.; Hall, Jeffery L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-05)
      Ultra lightweight ballutes offer revolutionary mass and cost benefits along with flexibility in flight system design compared to traditional entry system technologies. Under funding provided by NASA's Exploration Systems ...