DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH ALTITUDE LOW OPENING HUMANITARIAN AIRDROP SYSTEM
Technical Report,01 Oct 2010,31 Jul 2015
ARMY NATICK SOLDIER RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA NATICK United States
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This work was performed by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center NSRDEC in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, United States Transportation Command USTRANSCOM and the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command during the period of October 2010 to July 2015. The goal of the program was two-fold provide a rapid humanitarian aid response capability for the first days after a disaster and aerially deliver food and water directly onto a population. This report documents work performed by the Airdrop Technology Team of the Aerial Delivery Directorate at the U.S. Army NSRDEC. The work involved research in the injury thresholds of freefalling aid items, the design of a delivery system airdrop and helicopter sling load, an analytical model to characterize deployed aid item dispersion and a strategic logistic planning and cost assessment tool for humanitarian operations.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics