Tag: Runge-Kutta

Fehlberg’s Runge-Kutta Methods

Many of the important algorithms we use today in the space business have their origins in NASA’s Apollo program. For example, the Runge-Kutta methods with stepsize control developed by Erwin Fehlberg (1911-1990). These are still used today for propagating spacecraft trajectories. Fehlberg was a

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Object Oriented Runge-Kutta Module

Fortran 2003 was a significant update to Fortran 95 (probably something on the order of the update from C to C++).  It brought Fortran into the modern computing world with the addition of object oriented programming features such as type extension

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