Accession Number:

AD0751217

Title:

High Performance Helicopter Hoist Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phase 1

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

171.0

Abstract:

The report presents a feasibility study on a flywheel powered personnel rescue hoist for helicopters. It includes investigations of flywheel configurations, materials, and associated equipment including bearings, seals, and pumps. Also included are discussions of human factors considerations and design considerations affecting component selection, hoist configuration, and hoist installation. Particular attention is given to the capability of a 13.5- lb, 73.5 w-hr flywheel to provide the short duration high power required to affect rescue hoisting speed as high as 500 ft per min. without overtaxing the helicopters limited accessory power capacity.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE