Accession Number : ADD002630

Title :   Apparatus and Method for Controlling the Inflation Time and Applied Snatch Forces on a Parachute.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Matsuo,Jon T

Report Date : 03 Jun 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This invention relates to parachutes and more particularly to parachutes employing a variable-length control line for inflation time control. The invention controls the inflation time of the drag surface with a single set of conventional suspension lines and a single extendable control line that variably changes or distorts the configuration of the drag surface in the squidded and inflated conditions.

Descriptors :   *Parachutes, *Suspension devices, *Patents, Inflating, Time, Control systems, Cordage, Force(Mechanics), Rupture

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE