Accession Number : AD0826604

Title :   EVALUATION OF SANDERS ROTOCHUTE ASSEMBLIES FOR THE AN/SSQ-53(XN-2) DIFAR SONOBUOY.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AERO-ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Buck, F. E.

Report Date : 02 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Eight different type rotochutes were evaluated for use with the A-size Sanders AN/SSO-53(XN-2) DIFAR sonobuoy. Live and dummy sonobuoys equipped with these rotochutes were air launched from P-3A aircraft. Two types of rotochutes were determined to be satisfactory for air launching the sonobuoys at altitudes of 300 feet or 20,000 feet at indicated airspeeds up to 300 knots. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SONOBUOYS), (*AIR DROP OPERATIONS, SONOBUOYS), (*ROTORCHUTES, FLIGHT TESTING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), LOW ALTITUDE, HIGH ALTITUDE, NETWORKS, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, DECELERATION.

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE