Accession Number:

AD0260440

Title:

AN EVALUATION OF AN ELECTRONIC LOCATION MARKER (SARAH) FOR ARCTIC USE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO EVALUATE AND MODIFY THE SARAH Search and Rescue and Homing system for use in arctic areas. The search equipment of this system was mounted on H-21 helicopters, T-33 jet trainers, and B-57 jet bombers, and special antenna systems were designed and tested for these aircraft. Flight tests were made and reliable signals from the SARAH beacon transmitter of adequate strength for homing have been received reliably at distances of 150 nautical miles. With suggested modifications, the search area covered by a single B-57 flight would be in excess of 400,000 square miles. An investigation of cold-weather batteries for use with this equipment has been started and batteries capable of operating the equipment for 20 hours at -40 F have been located. A carrier vest for the SARAH bea n has been designed, but not tested. Author

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE