Accession Number : ADD005546

Title :   Emergency Personnel Lowering Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Carroll,Charles E ; Hobbs,William H

Report Date : 25 Jul 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An emergency personnel lowering apparatus having a stowage bag including a lowering line stowed in a plurality of hanks within the bag. A lowering control mechanism and an attachment line are positioned within the bag adjacent the lowering line. A portion of the attachment line extends out of the bag and forms a pull loop. The lowering control mechanism includes an adjustable descent control mechanism which controls the area of contact between different portions of the lowering line to control the rate of descent. Plural paths are provided for the lowering line in the descent control mechanism to adapt the system for different loads. A brake mechanism is provided to stop descent if the person on the line becomes incapable of self protection on the ground. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Rescue equipment, Elevating gear, Control systems, Brakes, Emergencies, Rope

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE