Accession Number : AD0858780

Title :   Rocket Escape System with Cruise Using Electric Rotors (Rescuer).

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rabenhorst, D. W.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report concerns a practical solution to the problem of rescuing stranded personnel on the ground in situations that would prohibit the use of rescue helicopters. For this situation, the Navy would like to have an air-droppable package weighing no more than about 250 pounds that will enable the stranded person to take off vertically, climb rapidly to about 2500 feet altitude, cruise about 50 miles, and land in friendly territory for subsequent rescue by more conventional means. No system is currently available that will satisfy these requirements. However, we have recently studied system concepts aimed at satisfying some closely related problems. It is believed that a combination of the basic concepts described in these studies and the tractor rocket escape system studied previously offers a most practical solution to the present ground-to-air rescue problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RESCUES), (*PILOTS, LAUNCHING, HELICOPTER ROTORS, ROCKET ENGINES, ELECTRIC MOTORS, PARACHUTES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE