EMERGENCY POSITION-INDICATING RADIO-BEACON SYSTEMS USING 406 MHZ BAND MOBILE-SATELLITE SERVICE

Compared with existing 2 MHz and VHF band terrestrial based systems, a future maritime distress system employing satellite techniques would make possible highly reliable distress alerting and search and rescue (SAR) operations over a wide area of the ocean. For this purpose, the 406. 0-406.1 MHz band has been reserved for low power emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) use and development. This paper describes an EPIRB system which uses the 406 MHz band and transmits positional information derived from an on-board navigational equipment, such as an Omega receiver, to a land station via a geostationary satellite. Results of a laboratory evaluation test using a test model, including related equipment, are presented.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 45-48

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  • Accession Number: 00190370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE 160
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM