Accession Number : ADD001378

Title :   Programmable, Reversible Drag, Multi-Stage Parachute.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Matsuo,Jon T ; Neipling,Lawrence E

Report Date : 13 Aug 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent is for a multi-stage, variable drag parachute wherein the canopy drag area can be reversibly increased or decreased in programmable increments during deployment by means of one or more variable length, nonelastic control lines. The length of the control lines are controlled at a point remote from the canopy by releasable connections that deploy the respective canopy increments, each depolyed canopy increment being self-sustaining as an independent and integral portion of the entire canopy.

Descriptors :   *Parachutes, *Patents, Parachute canopies, Control systems, Fittings, Deployment, Sequences

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE