Accession Number:

AD0902633

Title:

Conceptual Studies of Aerodynamic Glider-Decelerator Combinations for Heavy Loads

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 2 Feb 1970-30 Nov 1971

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Several systems for aerial delivery of large payloads with a gliding capability are composed and analyzed. For the gliding and landing phases these systems incorporate gliding parachutes, wings, lifting bodies, rotors, and retro-rockets. The feasibility of the systems is discussed and recommendations are made based on the results of the investigations.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE