Controllable Multi-Stage Increasing Drag Parachute.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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The patent relates to a multi-stage increasing drag parachute in which the canopy dray area is increased in predetermined controlled increments by means of an integral, variable length centerline. The length of the centerline is controlled at a point remote from the canopy, each deployed canopy increment being self-sustaining as an independent and integral portion of the whole canopy.
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