Accession Number : ADD009004

Title :   Inflatable Decelerator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Zacharin,Alexey T

Report Date : 24 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The present invention relates to a collapsible decelerator for aerial bombs launched from a high velocity vehicle and designed to provide a high drag stabilizer capable of withstanding release in air stream velocities moving at 2600 feet per second. The deceleration includes a hollow inflatable star, the outermost points of which have hooded valve openings through which regulated airflow enters and inflates the star to decelerate the munition to which it is attached. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Bomb components, Stabilization systems, Deceleration, Drag, Inflatable structures, Collapsible structures, High velocity, Retardation, Valves, Air flow, Ballutes

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE