THE GRAN EXPERIMENT

This paper outlines the development program for the Global Rescue Alarm Net (GRAN), which is being undertaken concurrently by the Coast Guard, Navy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. GRAN is a concept for providing real-time distress alerting and locating anywhere in the earth through the use of synchronous satellite relay. The program incorporates five separate tasks: Omega ambiguity resolution, ground station modification, Search and Rescue Communicator (SARCOM) production, Testing and Analysis. Future areas of study are also cited.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the April 24-26th 1972 New Orleans RTCM Assembly Meeting. Volume 1-Papers AA and A thru F-Marine Traffic Systems, Volume 2-Papers G thru L-Safe Ship Operations, Volume 3-Papers M thru Q-Maritime Satellite Systems, Volume 4-Papers R thru Z-Trends in Maritime Communications. SOLD ONLY AS A COMPLETE FOUR VOLUME SET $10.00 PER SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    P.O. Box 19087
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Morakis, J C
    • Fenton, R E
    • Rupp Jr, W E
  • Publication Date: 1972-4-24

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1972 12:00AM