Accession Number : AD0616885

Title :   PERFORMANCE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF 67.2 FT EXTENDED SKIRT CANOPY PARACHUTE WITH SINGLE CONICAL EXTENSION,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Epple,Heinrich K.

Report Date : 01 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The details and results of two parachute drop tests made at El Centro, California, on 22 October 1964, are discussed. The parachutes were a modification of a basic design to permit the aerial recovery of payloads up to approximately 1500 pounds. Discussions and conclusions pertaining to the dynamic performance of these modified parachutes during descent and their physical condition after engagement with the aircraft retrieval system hardware are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PARACHUTES, AERIAL PICKUP SYSTEMS), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CONICAL BODIES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, PAYLOAD, DROP TESTS, RECOVERY, STABILITY, DRAG

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE