Accession Number:

ADA014805

Title:

A Method for the Calculation of Parachute Opening Forces for High Altitude Balloon Payloads

Descriptive Note:

Instrumentation papers

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE