Accession Number : ADA019491

Title :   Parachute Design and Performance Data Bank.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 70-30 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : DeWeese,James H. ; McCarty,Robert E.

Report Date : JAN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : The development and operation of a system for computer-aided design and performance analyses of parachutes is discussed. The rationale used in initial conceptual planning and in establishing the operational procedures employed is included. In addition, the mechanics involved in the information storage and retrieval tasks are presented. The data bank stores only design details and performance data which have been extracted from various sources. A FORTRAN Extended program providing highly flexible and very selective retrieval operates on the accumulated information base. Procedures for utilization of the data bank, current project status, and plans are outlined.

Descriptors :   *Parachutes, *Computer aided design, *Information systems, Data bases, Information retrieval, Data storage systems, Systems engineering, Air Force planning, FORTRAN, Methodology, User needs, Standards, Canopies, Statistical data, Angles, Sizes(Dimensions), Mechanical properties, Velocity, Performance(Engineering), Deceleration

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE