Accession Number : ADD008381

Title :   Inflatable Decelerator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Zacharin,Alexey T

Report Date : 05 Aug 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The present invention relates to a speed retarding mechanism for aerial bombs launched from a high velocity vehicle and designed to provide a high drag stabilizer capable to withstand release in air stream velocities moving at 2600 feet per second. The mechanism includes a balloon consisting of a top and bottom panel joined on the perimeters and having valve openings through its bottom panel. When the load has been braked to an acceptable velocity the valve closes the openings causing the balloon to collapse and become a streamer providing a high energy impact. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Bombs, *Deceleration, *Inflatable structures, Retardation, Velocity, High velocity, Air flow, Balloons, Valves, Specifications, Aerodynamic characteristics, Aerodynamic drag, Impact shock

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE