DescriptionPOST is a generalized point mass, discrete parameter targeting and optimization program. POST provides the capability to target and optimize point mass trajectories for a powered or unpowered vehicle near an arbitrary rotating, oblate planet. POST has been used successfully to solve a wide variety of atmospheric ascent and reentry problems, as well as exoatmospheric orbital transfer problems.
Year - $1000
Month - $250
Week - $75
Day - $25
Initiation Fee - $200
The generality of the
program is evidenced by its multiple phase simulation capability that features
planet and vehicle models. This flexible simulation capability is augmented by
discrete parameter optimization capability that includes equality and inequality
The original 3 degree-of-freedom (3D) version of the Program to Optimize Simulated Trajectories (POST) was developed in 1970 as a Space Shuttle Trajectory Optimization Program. Since that time, the program has been significantly improved with additional capabilities added in the area of vehicle modeling, trajectory simulation, and targeting and optimization. The program is capable of simulating and optimizing trajectories for a wide variety of aerospace vehicles operating in the vicinity of a single planetary body.
The program is constructed according to the following guidelines designed to provide complete generality of simulation modeling:
Additional guidelines adhered to are: