Accession Number : AD0712288

Title :   ACCURATE AERIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : AAI CORP BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Black,Walter L. ; Jezek,B. W. ; Taylor,J. S. ; Mikesell,R. D. ; Thomassen,E. A.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : The Coast Guard, as a part of their sea rescue mission, are frequently required to aid distressed boats by dropping from an airplane a package containing emergency pumping equipment. The boats usually are unable to maneuver, making it necessary to accomplish the drop in the near vicinity of the boat so that the package can be captured from the deck of the boat. Due to the precision required, plus the usual situation of unsettled weather conditions, delivery failures are common. A study was performed of delivery concepts, equipment, and techniques to determine if equipment and procedural changes could be devised that would significantly improve delivery success. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA RESCUE EQUIPMENT, AIR DROP OPERATIONS), COAST GUARD, PUMPS, CONTAINERS, CARGO PARACHUTES, RELEASE MECHANISMS, TRAJECTORIES, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE