Variable Glide Aerial Delivery Parachute Systems
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A parachute system with variable glide capability will improve the accuracy and maneuverability achievable for aerial delivery through in-flight configuration changes that can effectively alter the L/D. Such a capability will optimize control in variable environments (e.g. wind) and maximize flexibility in release locations and payload weight ranges. A program is proposed to develop and study potential concepts. Prototype parachutes capable of delivering payloads in the 50lb to 500lb range will be fabricated and tested.
Small Business Information at Submission:
FOX PARACHUTE SERVICES
Rt. 1, Box 32A Belleville, WV 26133
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