A One-Dimensional, Noniterative Trajectory Model (With a C++ Implementation)

Report No. ARL-TN-598
Authors: Robert J. Yager; Benjamin J. Flanders
Date/Pages: March 2014; 30 pages
Abstract: This report defines algorithms that can be used to calculate speed, distance, and time variables as functions of initial and/or final projectile states. Examples include speed as a function of initial speed and distance traveled, distance traveled as a function of initial and final speeds, and time of flight as a function of initial and final speeds. Derivations for the algorithms are based exclusively on force due to air resistance and allow for drag coefficients that have a functional relationship to Mach number.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: March 1, 2014