A document describes work on the origin of Coriolis force and estimating Coriolis force and torque applied to the Ares-1 vehicle during its ascent, based on an internal ballistics model for a multi-segmented solid rocket booster (SRB).

This work was done by Ryan M. Mackey and Igor K. Kulikov of Caltech; Vadim Smelyanskiy and Dmitry Luchinsky of Ames Research Center; and Jeb Orr of BD Systems Inc. for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, download the Technical Support Package (free white paper) at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Information Sciences category.

The software used in this innovation is available for commercial licensing. Please contact Daniel Broderick of the California Institute of Technology at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refer to NPO-47326.

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Estimation of Coriolis Force and Torque Acting on Ares-1

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