SARSAT LUC (Local User Terminal) to CMCC (Canadian Mission Control Centre) Alert Data Interface: A Critical Review.
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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The transfer of beacon alert data from the SARSAT Local User Terminal LUT to the Canadian Mission Control Centre CMCC has shortcomings. On the one hand, the LUT provides alert data quality indicators which during the SARSAT Demonstration and Evaluation have been demonstrated to be inadequate, while on the other hand, it retains data descriptors which are required by operational personnel. The purpose of this report is to critically review data available at the LUT, determine its operational utility and outline a definition of transfer from the LUT to the CMCC. The potential impact of implementing this definition will be assessed with the aid of historical data. The subject work is documented in terms of the background to the problem, an outline of approach and analytical tools developed, validation of the approach, summary comments and recommendations. Keywords Kalman filtering search and rescue data bases.
- Escape, Rescue and Survival
- Non-Radio Communications