A Method for the Calculation of Parachute Opening Forces for High Altitude Balloon Payloads
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA
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One of the questions most frequently asked by scientists experimenters who design balloon payloads concerns the magnitude of the opening forces of the parachute recovery system. Existing theory and an analytical method recently developed for horizontal deployment are adapted to balloon systems requirements. Engineering methods are used to develop expressions which allow the assessment of the parachute opening forces.
- Gliders and Parachutes