Accession Number : AD0757996

Title :   Ram Air Inflated Float/Decelerators as Applied to A-Size Sonobuoys.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Reed,Edgar A. , III

Report Date : 26 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The report is a chronological history of the design of ram air inflated flocelerators (flotation devices/decelerators) for, and application to, deployment of A-size sonobuoys. Data including physical dimensions, air inflation characteristics, flight capabilities and in-water performance is presented. Three NAVAIRDEVCEN (Naval Air Development Center) developed devices are capable of inclusion in production A-size sonobuoys; or, given the necessary additional development, are adaptable for B-size or larger. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SONOBUOYS, DECELERATION), (*INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, SONOBUOYS), FLOATS, WATER ENTRY

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE