Accession Number : ADD001205

Title :   Aircraft Barricade Jet-Net.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Digiovanniantonio, Perry R ; Zimmers, William ; Rivers, Charles E , Jr

Report Date : 20 May 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent application relates to a webbing assembly for arresting the motion of an aircraft, comprising three rectangular loops, each having a plurality of spaced vertical members, and constructed of nylon straps reinforced with polyurethane-coated nylon edging. The loops are joined side by side to form a barricade or net. The vertical members are each attached to the respective loops without the use of hardware, and are free to move laterally along the lengths thereof within defined limits. Upon engagement of the vertical members by the aircraft's wings, the barricade, which is attached on either side to an energy absorbing device, moves in the direction of motion of the aircraft to equalize loading and arrest the forward motion of the aircraft.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *ARRESTING GEAR, PATENTS, STRAPS, NYLON, ENERGY ABSORBERS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE