Print Email Facebook Twitter BALCO 6/7-DoF trajectory model Title BALCO 6/7-DoF trajectory model Author Wey, P. Corriveau, D. Saitz, T.A. de Ruijter, W. Strömbäck, P. Publication year 2016 Abstract BALCO is a six- and seven-degree-of-freedom trajectory simulation program based on the mathematical model defined by the NATO Standardization Recommendation 4618. The primary goal of BALCO is to compute high-fidelity trajectories for both conventional and precision-guided projectiles. The 6-DoF model is used to describe the motion of single rigid bodies. The 7-DoF model allows the description of a projectile which consists of two coaxial rigid bodies that can spin independently. Actuators such as isolated control surfaces, thrusters or internal roll control devices can optionally be attached to the rigid body. Controlling the state of these actuators offers a control authority on the trajectory. The verification of the BALCO results by comparison with reference codes is in progress. After the verification process, BALCO will be released as NATO Technical Shareable Software. Subject Mechanics, Materials and StructuresWS - Weapon SystemsTS - Technical SciencesBallistics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2934304a-a333-4bce-8d19-6153cc377014 TNO identifier 535763 Source 29th International Symposium on Ballistics, Edinburgh International Conference Center, Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-13 May 2016, 151-162 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.