Accession Number : AD0164931

Title :   Controlled Descent System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schopp,Lloyd W.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent relates to a descent retarding system for an airdropped store is provided by a multistage canister allowing timed, sequential deployment of a parachute and parawing. Following ejection of the store, split half rings and a cover are removed from one end for deployment of a deceleration parachute. After a delay provided by a mechanical or pyrotechnic timer, a retaining member is removed from a parawing compartment allowing resilient, longitudinal finger-like sections of the compartment housing to spring outwardly allowing rapid deployment of an accordion-folded parawing. The parachute is jettisoned once the parawing has inflated.

Descriptors :   *Air drop operations, *Parachutes, *Patents, Deceleration, Timing devices, Parachute descents, Parawings, Canisters

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE