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