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Enhanced parafoil for heavy loads

A ram-air parafoil for heavy load delivery with an optimized airfoil and planform was manufactured by CIMSA Ingenieria de Sistemas, leading to high glide ratio and good manoeuvrability performances. Design works were validated with scaled models by means of jump tests and wind tunnel tests. Drop tests using real size parafoil from carrier aircraft were performed leading to the expected objectives. Loads from 1000kg up to 3500kg weight were dropped using this parafoil and delivered to the target by means of a guiding system connected to the control lines of the ram-air parafoil.

The technologies used by CIMSA Ingenieria de Sistemas for the development of this parafoil enable the company to design, manufacture and test parafoils for a wide range of loads varying from tens up to thousands of kilograms.

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CIMSA INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS S.A.
PASEO DE LA HABANA 26
28036 MADRID
Spain
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