Accession Number : ADD002836
Title : Convertible Canopy-to-Wing Shaped Parachute.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Matsuo,Jon T ; Utreja,Lajpat
Report Date : 25 May 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The patent relates to a standard hemispherical parachute canopy which can be converted optionally by the parachutist during a deployment from its fully inflated dome-shaped condition to a high lift-over-drag configuration. This enables the parachute to be propelled and maneuvered to a desirable pick up area to avoid capture by the enemy during wartime conditions, and to minimize injury by selecting a more favorable terrain for landing.
Descriptors : *Parachutes, *Parachute canopies, *Patents, Parachute descents, Deployment, Lift to drag ratio, Gliding
Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE