Atmospheric Model / Drag

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Atmospheric Model / Drag

Postby pd147 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:17 pm

Hey there everybody,

I am currently trying to include atmospheric drag into a cowell based propagator for a research project here at Embry-Riddle Florida.

I was wondering how it is that I can access the source code to: 1. the atmospheric models available in GMAT, 2.) where the actual drag is solved for 3.) Drag applied into the propagator.

I'd like to use it as a guide to develop my own model.

I appreciate the help.
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Re: Atmospheric Model / Drag

Postby jjkparker » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:50 pm

Sorry for the delay!

All of our public code is located on our SourceForge page:

For atmosphere models, check out these files:
  • src/base/forcemodel/DragForce.*
  • src/base/solarsys/AtmosphereModel.*
  • src/base/solarsys/Msise90Atmosphere.* (or JacchiaRobertsAtmosphere.* or ExponentialAtmosphere.*)
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Re: Atmospheric Model / Drag

Postby jking » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:46 pm

Does GMAT support charge drag models (Coulomb force) or is that something I would need to implement on my own?

Thank you!
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Re: Atmospheric Model / Drag

Postby shughes » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:35 pm

GMAT does not currently support a coulomb force model. You would need to implement that.
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Re: Atmospheric Model / Drag

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