Development and Test of Flocelerator for Heavy Weight Sonobuoys (ERAPS).
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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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
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