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Generalized math model for simulation of high-altitude balloon systemsBalloon systems have proved to be a cost-effective means for conducting research experiments (e.g., infrared astronomy) in the earth's atmosphere. The purpose of this paper is to present a generalized mathematical model that can be used to simulate the motion of these systems once they have attained float altitude. The resulting form of the model is such that the pendulation and spin motions of the system are uncoupled and can be analyzed independently. The model is evaluated by comparing the simulation results with data obtained from an actual balloon system flown by NASA.
Document ID
19850060784
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Nigro, N. J.
(Marquette Univ. Milwaukee, WI, United States)
Elkouh, A. F.
(Marquette University Milwaukee, WI, United States)
Hinton, D. E.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Yang, J. K.
(Marquette Univ. Milwaukee, WI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Aircraft
Volume: 22
ISSN: 0021-8669
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG1-65
Distribution Limits
Public
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