A Method for Determining the Descent Velocity of a Rotochute Executing Vertical Flare-Up
1957 Sep 11
Originating Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Sep 28
A method for calculating minimum velocity is introduced and applied to a representative example. Results indicated that a zero velocity landing should be possible in the case of a 3000-pound vehicle using the 20-foot diameter Kaman prototype rotochute.