Simulations of Infrared Imagery of Space Shuttle During Entry and Associated Mission Planning Tools

Martin Ross, Aerospace Corporation
Supporting various efforts related to observations of aerothermal heating of entering bodies, The Aerospace Corporation has developed a variety of analytic tools for planning data collection campaigns, analysis of infrared imagery, and prediction of trajectories and breakup of uncontrolled entry bodies. We will present an overview of these tools and their application to the problem of atmospheric entry.