reentry phase

reentry phase

That portion of the trajectory of a ballistic missile or space vehicle where there is a significant interaction of the vehicle and the Earth's atmosphere. See also boost phase; midcourse phase; terminal phase.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The video materials show the simulation result of the time evolution of the multiple breakup dispersion during the reentry phase using unscented transform-based covariance propagation.
Additionally, the data capsule concept used in the Mark 2 program was used to record the telemetry during the flight and reentry phase when ionization phenomena prevented telemetry transmission.
The results show that the designed RCS control allocation method can effectively handle tracking accuracy and robustness in the initial reentry phase. Moreover, the method proposed in this paper can readily be applied to the design of reliable allocation controllers.
The success of the reentry phase rests on critical support from the community and the family.
where [t.sub.f] is the terminal time of the reentry phase, and [r.sub.f], [[theta].sub.f], [[phi].sub.f], [[gamma].sub.f], and [[psi].sub.f] represent the ideal reentry terminal states, respectively.
Figure 8 indicates the whole flight simulation curves of RBV control system during the turn period and reentry phase the [[[[alpha].sub.c] [[beta].sub.c] [[gamma].sub.c]].sup.T] produced from guidance module which is the control system total input signals.
During the reentry phase, offenders continue to participate actively in all therapeutic activities.
The reentry phase begins approximately six months before the offender's target release date.