Accession Number : ADD013303

Title :   Parachute Fly-Away Deployment Aid.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Aug 86, patented 15 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gold, David ; Gold, Sara

Report Date : 15 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A parachute having canopy with a number of suspension lines has a pair of closing flaps attached to opposite sides of the canopy. Holes in flaps match locking loops on an apron and the suspension lines are bighted to hold the canopy shut as the parachute is deployed. The suspension lines are incrementally pulled free from the apron while the parachute skirt remains closed. As the suspension lines reach the locking loops and are pulled free from the locking loops, air enters the skirt to cleanly open the canopy thereby preventing unwanted parachute opening anomalies.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PARACHUTE CANOPIES, ANOMALIES, FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES), OPENING(PROCESS), PARACHUTES, SKIRTS

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE