Accession Number:

ADB010389

Title:

A Study to Identify Data Voids in the Application of Hi-Glide Canopies to Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPV)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Oct 1974-30 Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Substitution of an all-flexible Hi-Glide canopy in a Remotely Piloted Vehicle RPV recovery system offers many advantages over the use of a conventional parachute. However, prior to the incorporation of a Hi-Glide canopy system into an RPV, a comparative analysis of the various canopies available Parawing, Ram-air, Sailwing should be conducted this requires a determination be made that sufficient data is available to conduct such an analysis. Potential Hi-Glide canopy applications for RPVs, definition of data voids which prevent a comparative analytical evaluation of the various Hi-Glide canopies for RPV application, and program outlines for filling selected data voids are presented. A comprehensive literature search was made which resulted in the tabulation of Hi-Glide canopy characteristics and capabilities. A number of data voids were found to exist which would prevent the accomplishment of a meaningful comparative analysis of the application of Hi-Glide canopies to RPVs. A Hi- Glide canopy bibliography, originally published as AFFDL-TM-73-25-FER, is included. Bibliographies extracted from two NASA Parawing publications are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE