Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.F.08. Advanced Parachute and Soft Landing Technologies. By the end of FY97, demonstrate a parachute with a novel design that achieves a 20 percent reduction in weight, bulk, and manufacturing costs (compared to fielded parachutes) and provides equivalent flight performance. By the end of FY98, demonstrate a parachute retraction system using clustered parachutes that provides a less than 10 ft/sec soft landing capability. By the end of FY00, demonstrate a less than 10 G (gravitational force) soft landing airbag system that provides an all weather, rapid roll-on/roll-off airdrop capability for the future Army.

Supports: Advanced Development - RA02/63804/D266 - Airdrop; Engineering Development - RA02/64804/D279 - Airdrop

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Calvin Lee Bill Brower Ken Foley
NRDEC SARD-TT Early Entry Battle Lab
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