For more information on parachute technology, select from the following:
General Operating Limitations for BPS Personnel Canopies
The Design and Development of New Emergency Parachute Canopies Utilizing the BAT Sombrero Slider - A 1999 PIA Technical Paper, by Manley C. Butler, Jr.
Design, Development and Testing of a Recovery System for the Predator tm - A 1995 AIAA Technical Paper, by Manley C. Butler, Jr. and Troy Loney
The Design, Development and Testing of Parachutes Using the BAT Sombrero Slidertm - A 1999 AIAA Technical Paper by Manley C. Butler, Jr. and Michael D. Crowe
Additional Applications of BAT Sombrero Slidertm Technology - A 2001 AIAA Technical Paper by Manley C. Butler, Jr.
How To Select An Emergency Parachute - by Manley C. Butler, Jr.
How To Select and Qualify a Parachute Recovery System for Your UAV - by Manley C. Butler, Jr. and Roberto Montañez
Everything You Always Needed to Know About Emergency Parachutes - by Manley C. Butler, Jr.
Handy Charts & Graphs: Dynamic Pressure; Rate-of-Descent vs Height (ft/s & m/s); Rate-of-Descent vs. Drag Area; Altitude Effects on Vertical Velocity.
VOYAGER World Flight Manley Butler. Covers the equipment used by Dick Rutan and Jeanna Yeager on their non-stop flight around the world in 1986.