Accession Number : ADB010389


Title :   A Study to Identify Data Voids in the Application of Hi-Glide Canopies to Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPV)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Oct 1974-30 Jun 1975


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Gleason, Laurence L ; Higgins, M ; Rogallo, Francis M ; Naeseth, Rodger L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b010389.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : Substitution of an all-flexible Hi-Glide canopy in a Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) recovery system offers many advantages over the use of a conventional parachute. However, prior to the incorporation of a Hi-Glide canopy system into an RPV, a comparative analysis of the various canopies available (Parawing, Ram-air, Sailwing) should be conducted; this requires a determination be made that sufficient data is available to conduct such an analysis. Potential Hi-Glide canopy applications for RPV's, definition of data voids which prevent a comparative analytical evaluation of the various Hi-Glide canopies for RPV application, and program outlines for filling selected data voids are presented. A comprehensive literature search was made which resulted in the tabulation of Hi-Glide canopy characteristics and capabilities. A number of data voids were found to exist which would prevent the accomplishment of a meaningful comparative analysis of the application of Hi-Glide canopies to RPV's. A Hi- Glide canopy bibliography, originally published as AFFDL-TM-73-25-FER, is included. Bibliographies extracted from two NASA Parawing publications are included.


Descriptors :   *PARACHUTE CANOPIES , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , AERODYNAMIC LOADING , AERODYNAMIC STABILITY , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , COMPARISON , DECELERATION , DESCENT TRAJECTORIES , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , GLIDING , MANEUVERABILITY , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , PARACHUTE DESCENTS , PARAWINGS , PAYLOAD , RECOVERY , SAILWINGS , STEERING , VOIDS


Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE