Accession Number : ADD003618

Title :   Remote Elevated Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Caldwell,Hamlin A , Jr ; Mayer,Gerald M

Report Date : 21 Dec 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A remote elevated platform (REP) for positioning a payload from an aircraft and maintaining its position unattended, comprises a lifting body, a payload designed to be suspended from the lifting body, a tether line and a mooring system. The platform is dropped from the aircraft and the lifting body is deployed by opening it up by means of a static line or a barometric device. The mooring system is then released and it starts falling freely but attached to the tether line. The mooring line then strikes the surface and fixes itself in the ground. In a body of water, a float and sea anchor is deployed instead. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Lifting bodies, *Aerial delivery, Tethering, Air drop operations, Mooring, Payload, Suspension devices

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE