Accession Number : ADD008223

Title :   High Altitude Platform Air Drop System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Farinacci,Anthony L

Report Date : 01 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An improved device for the air dropping of platform-mounted cargo is presented wherein a multi-staged parachute system allows for a rapid descent during the initial phase of the trajectory and then reduces the rate of descent during the terminal stage to allow for a safe landing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Platforms, Air drop operations, High altitude, Parachute descents, High velocity, Pitch(Motion), Stabilization

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE