Accession Number : AD0163921

Title :   Load-Controlled Disreefing Mechanism for Parachutes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bockelmann,Victor G.

Report Date : 10 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a device which is provided for regulating continuously the growth rate of the diameter of parachute canopy skirt during initial inflation for the purpose of controlling drag area, drag force and opening shock. The varying degree of disreefing is accomplished automatically when the force on the parachute is below a maximum determined level enabling the parachute to be inflated safely in a minimum elapsed time.

Descriptors :   (*RELEASE MECHANISMS, *PATENTS), (*CARGO PARACHUTES, RELEASE MECHANISMS), PARACHUTE DESCENTS, BRAKING, BRAKES, CORDAGE

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE