Accession Number : ADD013810

Title :   Square Canopy Parachute.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 2 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Calianno, Carl

Report Date : 02 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A low cost, high stability, high drag aerodynamic decelerator incorporating four slots in a square canopy. Each slot is 4/10 the length of the side of the square and is positioned so that a continuous line colinear with it bisects two adjacent sides of the canopy. The slots are further located so that each diagonal of the canopy bisects two of them. Suspension lines are fixed to and extend from the diagonals of the canopy, crossing the slots and keeping them essentially closed at their midpoints. Keywords: Patent applications, Aerodynamic stability, Aerodynamic drag, Parachute canopies. (SDW)

Descriptors :   AERODYNAMIC DRAG, AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, AERODYNAMICS, CANOPIES, DECELERATION, DRAG, LOW COSTS, PARACHUTE CANOPIES, PARACHUTES, PATENT APPLICATIONS, SIDES, SLOTS, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE