In a real sense, SARSAT
can mean the difference between life and death.
The PRC-112 family has undergone many transformations since its conception, for example the system allowed two-way satcom and 406 Sarsat
beacon modes as software upgrades as late as 2005.
Waveforms: AM voice & swept beacon, BPSK/OOK transponder, 406 Sarsat
, 2-way satcom,
These polar-orbiters (NOAA operates five), part of the SARSAT
system, fly around the earth (540 miles above) every 102 minutes and carry instruments capable of detecting the location of distress signals from 406 beacons.
The MT400 was soon to be followed by additions to the beacon product line including water activated, auto release, personal and GPS equipped models, ensuring GME's position as a major supplier of COSPAS SARSAT
ln Feburary 2009, SARSAT
will no longer monitor 121.
General Dynamics also mentioned that 406 Sarsat
global energy beacon and two-way satcom software upgrades are available.
TSi's first generation MEOLUT deployed at NASA has proven the feasibility of several key features that make the MEOSAR system clearly superior to the current LEO/GEO SARSAT
Once activated, the MAX and MAX G transmit a unique identification signal along with the user's current position via the COSPAS SARSAT
international search and rescue satellite system on 406 MHz.
The radio is somewhat unique among its contemporaries in offering a small (25 to 30 MHz) HF and higher than normal VHF range enabling it to detect the Cospas Sarsat
The unit's software is upgradeable, with 406 Sarsat
, GPRS, Special Dama, Saasm GPS and other formats already on the drawing boards.
We are honored to provide our SARSAT
services and expertise to GSFC", said Chris LaVigna, President, Techno-Sciences, Inc.