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


Personal Author(s) : Kamiya, E ; Mallean, H G ; Smith, T A ; White, K P


Report Date : 15 Jan 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 180


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 Range/Range concept.


Descriptors :   *RESCUES , *DISASTERS , POSITION FINDING , SATELLITE NETWORKS , SATELLITE ATTITUDE , POLAR ORBIT TRAJECTORIES , RANGE FINDING , AVIATION ACCIDENTS , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , COST EFFECTIVENESS , TIME STUDIES , STATISTICAL DATA


Subject Categories : Direction Finding
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Escape, Rescue and Survival


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE