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Energy-turns analysis for a scramjet powered missle
A reduced order model describing the energy and heading angle
dynamics of a scramjet missile is developed using a singular
perturbation technique. The cruise analysis is briefly reviewed to
determine the conditions at which the missile will cruise most
efficiently. The turn and climb performance of the missile over the
conditions of interest is then examined and a family of extremal
trajectories is constructed which asymptotically approach the cruise at
an intermediate altitude.