Accession Number:

ADA028056

Title:

Polyethylene Balloon Reefing Sleeve System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Dec 74-15 May 76,

Corporate Author:

WINZEN RESEARCH INC SOUTH ST PAUL MINN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Modification to balloon model no. SFN-217.7-060-NSC-01VL to incorporate redesigned reefing sleeve and destruct device systems. During balloon inflation and launching, ground winds can cause the uninflated balloon material to form a sail which will cause overstressing of the balloon envelope. The reefing sleeve concept, further developed under this contract, provides a means of controlling the material deployment during these critical early stages of a balloon flight. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE