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As part of our advanced testing protocols to validate the performance characteristics of new parachute system development, we always test against a number of key performance indicators that inform us of overall system performance.

Here are just a few of the most important aspects we examine during parachute deployment testing regimes.

 Deployment Time:
The time it takes for the parachute to fully deploy after activation. This is crucial for ensuring safety, especially in emergencies and at lower altitude ranges.

Descent Rate:
The speed at which the parachute descends. This should be within a safe range to prevent damage or injury upon landing.

How stable the parachute remains during descent, especially in turbulent conditions. A stable parachute ensures a predictable and controlled landing.

The frequency of successful deployments versus total deployments. A high reliability rate (just like the one we take pride in!) is essential for ensuring the effectiveness of the parachute system in various conditions.

Environmental Resistance:
The ability of the parachute to withstand various environmental conditions, such as wind, rain, and temperature changes, without compromising performance.

Load Capacity:
The maximum weight the parachute system can safely support. This is crucial for ensuring the parachute can accommodate different payloads or individuals, ranging from small UAS platforms to very large urban air mobility platforms.

Altitude Range:
The range of altitudes at which the parachute system can effectively deploy and operate. This is important for determining the lowest minimum safe altitudes the system is capable of.

A rigorous and thorough approach to field testing is only one of the elements that makes us professionals!