Accession Number : AD1037191


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH ALTITUDE LOW OPENING HUMANITARIAN AIRDROP SYSTEM


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2010,31 Jul 2015


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA NATICK United States


Personal Author(s) : Tardiff,Marc N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1037191.pdf


Report Date : 12 Jul 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : This work was performed by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command during the period of October 2010 to July 2015. The goal of the program was two-fold: provide a rapid humanitarian aid response capability for the first days after a disaster and aerially deliver food and water directly onto a population. This report documents work performed by the Airdrop Technology Team of the Aerial Delivery Directorate at the U.S. Army NSRDEC. The work involved research in the injury thresholds of freefalling aid items, the design of a delivery system (airdrop and helicopter sling load), an analytical model to characterize deployed aid item dispersion and a strategic logistic planning and cost assessment tool for humanitarian operations.


Descriptors :   humanitarian assistance , aerial delivery , cargo , supplies , helicopters , air drop operations , aircraft equipment , military assistance , slings , high altitude , drop tests , food , water , payload , high altitude


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Helicopters
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE