Safety Deflation Device for Large Captive Balloons

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  • 1 Meteorology Department, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
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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.

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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