Accession Number : ADD001408

Title :   Means for Controlling the Depolyment and the Development of a Parachute Canopy.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Matsuo,John T

Report Date : 24 Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent proposes a simple technique for achieving near-optimum parachute canopy deployment without the need for additional equipment by bundling together the suspension lines and forming therein a series of gradually releasable daisy-chain slip knots. The daisy-chained suspension lines are connected to the canopy skirt by means of a releasable locking device which enables the suspension lines gradually to unravel in a taut condition until the skirt is released by the locking device enabling the drag-producing surface fully to inflate.

Descriptors :   *Parachute canopies, *Patents, Deployment, Suspending(Hanging), Release mechanisms, Control systems, Cordage

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE