Application of Special Mechanical Devices to Adapt the Descent from the Conditions of Mars to the Conditions of the Earth

Vsevolod V. Koryanov and Victor P. Kazakovtsev
Bauman Moscow State Technical University/Special Machinery, Moscow, Russian Federation
Abstract— The article proposes to use a special mechanical device that allows a soft landing of the landing vehicle (LV) on the planet's surface. This device is an inflatable braking device (IBD), which is deployed in an extra-atmospheric flight area. This device provides a passive stabilization of the descent vehicle. The landing vehicle with the inflatable braking device moves in the atmosphere of the planet, having a small twist around the longitudinal axis. The advantage of an inflatable braking device over traditional non-rigid braking devices - parachutes is that it can be used throughout all stages of descent, starting from hypersonic speeds and ending with subsonic ones. Such technical proposals are implemented in the MetNet project and its subsequent RITD project using the system of input, descent and landing (EDLS) [1]. 

Index Terms—landing vehicle, inflatable braking device, movement in the atmosphere, numerical simulation

Cite: Vsevolod V. Koryanov and Victor P. Kazakovtsev, "Application of Special Mechanical Devices to Adapt the Descent from the Conditions of Mars to the Conditions of the Earth," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 458-462, November 2017. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.6.6.458-462
 
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