Accession Number : ADD003246

Title :   Automatic Line Release System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Woolman,Raymond D ; Massey,Warren N

Report Date : 12 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent is for an automatic line release system for severing parachute suspension lines at a pre-set time in order to evaluate parachute performance under controlled conditions. The line release system utilizes an electronic timer and switching circuit to energize strands of wire ('burn' wire) wrapped about the desired suspension lines at a point near the riser connector links to burn through the lines and thereby release them.

Descriptors :   *Parachutes, *Release mechanisms, *Cordage, *Patents, Cutting, Automatic, Test equipment, Timing devices, Electronic equipment, Burnthrough

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE