Accession Number : AD0857024

Title :   Evaluation of Airbag Decelerator by Drop Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Madaffer, M. C.

Report Date : 25 SEP 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The document describes tests of an airbag decelerator varying the number, location, and size of its orifices and using different thicknesses of diaphragm material covering its orifices to determine the most favorable combination to minimize landing shock (deceleration) of cargo dropped by parachute. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO, PARACHUTE DESCENTS), (*AIR DROP OPERATIONS, DECELERATION), DROP TESTS, TEST EQUIPMENT, MODEL TESTS, ORIFICES, BAGS, CHECK VALVES, MATERIALS, LANDING IMPACT.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE