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Project ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00739
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Germany

Improved parachute system

AFG laid out the dimension of two Stabilisation Parachutes (one as a spare unit) and realised the reefing system, re-inforcements and attachments to the deployment demonstrator for all agreed payload masses from 1100kg up to 3200kg. Furthermore the reefing system of the parafoil was developed, laid out, manufactured and successfully tested for the two scaled Wind Tunnel parafoils by AFG. The reefing system for the full scale parafoil was laid out, manufactured, tested and attached to the parafoil canopy by AFG.
In addition, AFG replaced the metallic confluence fitter by a textile confluence fitter after the first series of deployment tests.
During the flight tests the parachute system has been further improved and showed reliable performance.

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AUTOFLUG GMBH
Industriestrasse 10
RELLINGEN
Germany
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