Accession Number : AD0163584

Title :   Spiral Reefed Variable Drag Parachute.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hulteen,Stanley C.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The invention relates to a parachute having reefing lines formed about the body or canopy of the parachute in a spiral configuration in such a manner as to control the opening shock and rate of descent of such parachute. The spiral reefing of the parachute effectively increases or decreases the canopy area thereby controlling the aerodynamic drag of the parachute. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DROGUE PARACHUTES, *PATENTS), PARACHUTE FABRICS, CORDAGE, PARACHUTE DESCENTS, DRAG

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE