Variable Glide Aerial Delivery Parachute Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$69,941.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-05-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-208-2807
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-208
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
FOX PARACHUTE SERVICES
Rt. 1, Box 32A, Belleville, WV, 26133
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
140323010
Principal Investigator
 Roy Fox
 President/Owner
 (928) 782-2068
 getroyfox@aol.com
Business Contact
 Roy Fox
Title: President/Owner
Phone: (928) 782-2068
Email: getroyfox@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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.

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