Accession Number : ADD005645

Title :   Parachute Canopy Deployment Control Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Herbert R

Report Date : 19 Sep 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent describes a system for controlling the deployment of a parachute canopy having a pair of reinforcement ribbons secured to the canopy. The lower edge of the canopy is turned inward and has reefing rings which engage a reefing line that passes through reefing rings secured to the upper reinforcement ribbon. An anti-inversion netting is secured to the outer surface of the canopy adjacent the lower reinforcement ribbon; the anti-inversion netting has control lines connected to the lower edge adjacent alternate radial seams. The control lines have reefing rings which engage the reefing line. Suspension line guide rings secure the netting to the suspension lines at radial seams between those having the anti-inversion netting control lines.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Parachute canopies, Opening(Process), Deployment, Control systems, Rings, Nets, Rope, Reinforcing materials, Parachute fabrics

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE