Accession Number : AD0163946

Title :   Controlled Multi-Stage Decreasing Drag Parachute.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Matsuo,Jon T. ; Neipling,Lawrence E.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent concerns a controlled multi-stage decreasing drag parachute. The cloth portion of the canopy is provided with a centerline connecting the apex thereof to the load. One or more sets of suspension lines are connected at their upper ends to respective spaced points about the periphery. Their lower ends are slidably restrained around the centerline, the restraining means being releasable upon the application of a predetermined force to reduce the parachute drag area.

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

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE