US 9,809,315 B2
Apogee enhancing ejection seat stabilization drogue chute
John Hampton, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Assigned to AMI INDUSTRIES, INC., Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Filed by AMI Industries, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Filed on Mar. 31, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/675,232.
Prior Publication US 2016/0288914 A1, Oct. 6, 2016
Int. Cl. B64D 25/08 (2006.01); B64D 17/12 (2006.01); B64D 25/10 (2006.01); B64D 17/24 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 17/12 (2013.01) [B64D 17/24 (2013.01); B64D 25/10 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An aircraft ejection system, comprising:
a seat comprising a propulsion system, wherein the propulsion system urges the seat in a first direction; and
a canopy coupled to the seat and comprising a first side having a drag coefficient lower than a second side of the canopy opposite the first side of the canopy, wherein the first side of the canopy comprises a first vent defined by the canopy and devoid of material, and wherein the first vent is oriented away from the first direction and reflects air out the canopy in a second direction different from the first direction, and wherein the orientation of the first vent drives the canopy in the first direction.