Accession Number : ADD010566

Title :   Towplate System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Leger,James E ; O'Brien,Patrick J ; Mihlbachler,Carl B

Report Date : 16 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A system for controlling the low altitude extraction of cargo from aircraft having a two part force transfer link assembly connected between drogue parachute and a main parachute. The link assembly is held in a two-plate link release mechanism. The link assembly can be released by an electrical command signal from the aircraft cockpit or manually by a mechanical control system near the compartment bulkhead. The mechanical control includes a push-pull cable which operates the link release mechanism or which operates only a part of the link assembly to jettison the drogue parachute. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Release mechanisms, Drogue parachutes, Linkages, Actuation, Towing, Plates, Mechanical components, Control systems, Load distribution, Transfer, Cargo parachutes, Extraction, Low altitude, Mechanical cables, Remote control, Solenoids, Manual operation

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE