Accession Number : ADD000105

Title :   Controllable Gliding Parachute.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Matsuo,Jon T

Report Date : 18 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent concerns a glidable personnel-type parachute having a conventional canopy and shroud lines connected to a pair of forward and aft risers. A selected number of adjacent shroud lines in the aft risers can be released by the parachutist simply by pulling on a release lanyard to create a scalloped air-venting portion in the canopy skirt. The release lanyard may also be connected to the shroud lines on each side of the scalloped canopy portion to enable the parachute to be steered in its gliding movement.

Descriptors :   *Parachutes, *Control, *Patents, Steering, Parachute descents, Cordage, Gliding

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE