ANALYSIS OF CHAOTIC MOVEMENTS OF A BALLOON IN MARTIAN ATMOSPHERE
National College “C. Negruzzi”, Iasi, Romania
I analyze the movement of a balloon in Mars’s atmosphere, while encountering an inversion layer. An inversion layer model with a non-monotonic density versus height variation is considered. Using a program that simulates the movement, I have determined that chaotic movements may occur. Chaotic movements may significantly modify the balloon’s trajectory, moreover may induce high tensions in the balloon’s structure.