Accession Number : AD0165085

Title :   Controllable Multi-Stage Increasing 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 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a multi-stage increasing drag parachute in which the canopy dray area is increased in predetermined controlled increments by means of an integral, variable length centerline. The length of the centerline is controlled at a point remote from the canopy, each deployed canopy increment being self-sustaining as an independent and integral portion of the whole canopy.

Descriptors :   *Drogue parachutes, *Patents, Parachute canopies, Deployment, Parachute descents, Drag

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE