Accession Number:

ADA024163

Title:

Development and Test of Flocelerator for Heavy Weight Sonobuoys (ERAPS).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Ram-air filled flotation bags combined with cross type parachutes were developed and tested for use with heavy weight sonobuoys. These devices are called by the acronym - FLOCELERATOR. Some flocelerators used flexible tubular valves and others rotating plate valves with soluble aspirin tablets to retain the air after inflation and impact with the sea. Air drop tests of the flocelerators proved feasibility of flocelerator and demonstrated satisfactory operation of tubular and plate valves. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE