Accession Number : AD0880300
Title : Satellite Search and Rescue System Studies: Alarm and Position Reporting.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr-15 Dec 70,
Corporate Author : PLANNING RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CA
Personal Author(s) : Kamiya, E ; Mallean, H G ; Smith, T A ; White, K P
Report Date : 15 Jan 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 180
Abstract : A possible role for satellites in search and rescue (SAR) operations was investigated. This effort involved a review of SAR requirements, spaceborne alarm and position reporting (ALPR) techniques, and the operational or planned spacecraft which might be available for piggybacking the ALPR payload. Several system concepts were then developed to perform the ALPR functions. The candidates were screened and the preferred system concepts were chosen for their effectiveness in saving lives and their relative costs. The preferred system concepts were: a three geostationary satellite OPLE concept and a five polar satellite Range/Range concept.
Descriptors : *RESCUES , *DISASTERS , POSITION FINDING , SATELLITE NETWORKS , SATELLITE ATTITUDE , POLAR ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , RANGE FINDING , AVIATION ACCIDENTS , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , COST EFFECTIVENESS , TIME STUDIES , STATISTICAL DATA
Subject Categories : Direction Finding
Escape, Rescue and Survival
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE