Accession Number : ADD009792

Title :   All Radial Construction for Continuous Ribbon Parachutes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Donald W

Report Date : 10 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This report describes a continuous ribbon parachute construction including a series of substantially triangular gores having a plurality of parallel arcuate horizontal ribbons which are joined to make up a circle whose center is on the axial center of the parachute. Each side edge of each gore includes a full radial strip therealong which, if extended upward, would intersect at the center of the chute canopy. A series of mini-radials extending part way up the gore from the base are positioned between the full radials, A fixture is provided for assembling the parachute by placing the horizontals across the fixture and the full radials and mini-radials along the fixture for attachment in their proper relationship to each other. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ribbon parachutes, *Construction, *Symmetry, Configurations, Reduction, Stress concentration, Engineering drawings

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE