A mechanism for the automatic deflation of captive balloons in the event of mooring cable breakage has reduced a hazard to air navigation. Devised at the U. S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, this mechanism has also effected savings in recovered balloons and meteorological instruments.
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Research Article| 21 August 2018
Safety Deflation Device for Large Captive Balloons
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Daniels, G. E., 1959: Safety Deflation Device for Large Captive Balloons. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 40, 53–55, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477-40.2.53.
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