INSTALLATION OF A HOMING BEACON IN A FLOTATION VEST FOR CARRIER FLIGHT DECK PERSONNEL.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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The latest approved model of flotation vest for carrier flight deck personnel was obtained for instrumentation tests. In the event a man falls overboard, there is a need for a radio beacon to provide a homing signal. The situation calls for a beacon that will not require any cooperative assistance from the victim, who may be unconscious. A miniature beacon is under development at NRL that may provide an effective solution provided a reliable means of turning it on can be developed. A flexible built-in antenna that is completely covered by the fabric of the vest appears to provide a solution to the antenna problem. Radio dark room tests gave very promising results. Tests while floating in salt water will be performed as soon as equipment now under construction is available. Author
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Escape, Rescue and Survival