Accession Number:

ADD009792

Title:

All Radial Construction for Continuous Ribbon Parachutes.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This report describes a continuous ribbon parachute construction including a series of substantially triangular gores having a plurality of parallel arcuate horizontal ribbons which are joined to make up a circle whose center is on the axial center of the parachute. Each side edge of each gore includes a full radial strip therealong which, if extended upward, would intersect at the center of the chute canopy. A series of mini-radials extending part way up the gore from the base are positioned between the full radials, A fixture is provided for assembling the parachute by placing the horizontals across the fixture and the full radials and mini-radials along the fixture for attachment in their proper relationship to each other. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE