Dispersions of the State Variables During Re-Entry

  • Peter Sagirow
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 57)


The uncertainties of the atmosphere cause deviations from the precalculated re-entry flight path data. Modelling the density by a diffusion process the vehicle’s altitude h, arc length s, velocity v and flight pass angle γ referenced to the local horizon (Fig. 4.1) become stochastic processes too.


Cross Correlation Stochastic Model Stochastic Differential Equation Cross Correlation Function Stochastic Method 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Sagirow
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  1. 1.Stuttgart UniversityGermany

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