COSPAS-SARSAT

COSPAS-SARSAT

Sarsat meaning Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking.
Cospas is a Russian word, meaning “Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress.”

Frequency: 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz.
Local mode: 121.5 MHz
Global coverage mode: 406 MHz.

First, radio beacon send signal to satellite.
Then, Satellite send signal to LUT.
LUT process the signal and determine the radio beacon position.
LUT relay alert to MCC mission coordination center.
MCC relay alert to another MCC or RCC
RCC rescue coordination center.

Local user terminal LUT
Computer based hardware system.
Satellite send signal to LUT.
LUT process the signal and determine the radio beacon position.
LUT relay alert to MCC mission coordination center.
Frequency: 121.5 MHz and 406 MHz.
Local mode: 121.5 MHz
Global coverage mode: 406 MHz.

Two main components: terrestrial components and orbital components.

Terrestrial components:
EPIRB (maritime)
Personal locator beacon PLB (land)
ELT (emergency locator transmitter) Aircraft

Orbital components:
LEOSAR Low-altitude Earth Orbit.
GEOSAR Geostationary Earth Orbit.
LEOSAR
Scan the entire surface of the Earth.
GEOSAR
Located at 36000 km above the Equator.
Between 70 degree North and 70 degree South.

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