Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-3928
2007-09-17

The Selection and Qualification of a Parachute Recovery System for Your UAV 2007-01-3928

This paper presents substantial and detailed information regarding the common issues affecting the design, testing and qualification of a parachute recovery system for all categories of UAVs (reconnaissance, air target, weapon, etc). 1 We assume that our primary audience will be UAV manufacturers and operators. Therefore, in order to familiarize the reader with the basic process of designing and qualifying a recovery system for a UAV, we have provided a simple but detailed exercise in recovery system design and, a review of the program management thereof.

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