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

Report Date:

1971-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

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 RangeRange concept.

Subject Categories:

  • Direction Finding
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE