Design Stress Analysis and Performance Characteristics for 140-Foot Diameter RSR RIBCO (Rapid Inflation Bowline Controlled Opening) Parachute System
Final rept. 2 Dec 1971-1 Apr 1972
RECOVERY SYSTEMS RESEARCH INC ALAMOGORDO NM
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The report presents the design, stress analysis and high altitude performance of the RSR RIBXO Parachute System. A 140-Ft diameter parachute system was tested by Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. This system was released from a balloon at 100,000 ft altitude with a payload of 611 pounds. Performance characteristics opening time, opening shock, snatch force, rate of descent and total descent time were very nearly as predicted. Test results indicate that the RIBCO System offers many advantages over conventional parachute systems.
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