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in the " light " category of weight (2201-10000lbs rigged weights). The integrated system objectives include the ability to airdrop JPADS systems of up to 10,000 lbs rigged weight, from altitudes of up to 25,000 ft mean sea level (MSL), with up to 30kms of offset (in a zero wind condition), and land precisely within 100 meters circular error probable (CEP)… (More)
The purpose of the JPADS is to meet the Combatant Commanders (COCOM) requirement of sustaining combat power using high altitude, precision airdrop as a direct and theater delivery method, into a dynamic, dispersed, and unsecured battlespace. This must be done with speed and flexibility to provide an optional capability previously unavailable to the COCOM,… (More)
T HIS special section of the Journal of Aircraft is devoted to recent advances in aerodynamic deceleratorsystems technology. Parachute systems are often taken for granted. As will be seen in this section, the controlled deceleration of a payload is a vital part of many aerospace missions that involves signi cant technological challenges and creative… (More)
A systems level analysis of precision aerial delivery systems provides a basis for comparing the characteristics of different types of systems and the implications that component and control approach selection have on system performance. High-glide and low-glide systems types are described. The effects of glide ratio, control response and sensor selection… (More)
A parallel computational technique is presented for carrying out three-dimensional simulations of parachute uid-structure interactions, and this technique is applied to simulations of airdrop performance and control phenomena in terminal descent. The technique uses a stabilized space-time formulation of the time-dependent, three-dimensional Navier–Stokes… (More)
The purpose of the JPADS ACTD is to meet the Combatant Commanders (COCOM) requirement of sustaining combat power using high altitude, precision airdrop as a direct and theater delivery method, into a dynamic, dispersed, and unsecured battle space. This must be done with speed and flexibility to provide a capability previously unavailable to the COCOM, and… (More)
The DoD Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) programs 1 encompass a family of systems being executed through a variety of efforts, partners and funding sources. The JPADS family of systems consisting of " self-guided "