Accession Number:

AD0270535

Title:

DETERMINATION OF THE MINIMUM SIZED PARACHUTE REQUIRED FOR STABILIZATION OF THE A-22 CARGO CONTAINER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS

Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

An investigation to determine experimentally the minimum size and optimum type of parachute for stabilizing general aerial delivery cargo and more specifically, the A-22 Cargo Container, was conducted. A 4 ft ribless guide surface parachute in connection with a riser at least 10 ft long represented the desired optimum. A 64 in. ribbon parachute with 20 geometric porosity in connection with a minimum riser length of 10 ft appeared also to be quite satisfactory. In addition, the investigation provided sufficient data for the calculation of trajectories for different configurations and release conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE