Accession Number:

AD0647904

Title:

A METHOD OF INVESTIGATING THE DEPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF MAN-CARRYING PARACHUTES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Test releases of man-carrying parachutes from balloons, or aircraft, do not permit of any detailed examination of the processes of withdrawing the rigging lines and canopy from the pack i.e. deployment. Irregularities during this phase may cause malfunctions to develop during opening. The method of test described permits examination of the deployment from the parachute pack and reveals information lacking in flight tests. It is proposed that this test method may be used to investigate the behaviour of new, or modified parachute systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE