Accession Number : ADD012844

Title :   Lowered Opening Shock Parachute Canopy.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gold,David

Report Date : 13 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A controlled opening shock parachute is made by dividing each gore of a circular parachute into two panels, an upper and a lower. The adjoining edges of the panels are of different lengths and left unjoined so an uneven slit is formed. During the parachute's opening sequence, air flows into the slits to open the upper panels. After the upper panels are inflated, air flows out of the slits as the lower panels open.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PARACHUTE CANOPIES, *PATENTS, AIR FLOW, CONTROL, OPENING(PROCESS), PARACHUTES, SHOCK, PANELS, SEQUENCES, CIRCULAR, EDGES, INFLATING

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE