Accession Number:

ADD020209

Title:

Man Overboard Beacon

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 18 Feb 2005

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A user worn man overboard beacon that provides multiple indication means to alert a ship to an overboard crew person and to assist in locating the crew person. The beacon device is contained in a housing attached to the clothing of the sailor and is activated upon contact with seawater. A battery powers the multiple indicators contained in the housing, which include a high intensity strobe light to provide a visual indication, an x-band radar patch antenna to transmit a radar signal indication that can be detected by the ships radar system, and an acoustic transducer to project an acoustic signal indication that can be detected by the ships sonar system.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Acoustics
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE