Steiner, 2010: Advances in the Collaborative Storm Prediction for Aviation (CoSPA
It works with the only officially-recognised, worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas
Since launching in 1985, the Cospas
Sarsat system has played a role in rescuing more than 22,000 people.
Complete with quick release mounting bracket and automatically deployed antenna, the MT600G is certified by COSPAS
SARSAT for worldwide usage.
"Your tax dollars are paying for the COSPAS
SARSAT system and if s extraordinarily effective at saving lives, so you might as well take advantage of it," says John Caballero of McMurdo Ltd, a maker of a full line of 406 beacons, electronics the GlobalStar satellite system, McMurdo Smartfind Plus/G5 406 GPS MHz EPIRB (Auto Float Free Housing)$699
Initially developed under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 1979 by the former USSR, the USA, Canada and France, the Cospas
(COsmitscheskaya Sistema Poiska Awarinitsch Sudow - space system for search of vessels in distress)-Sarsat (Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking) system is an international, humanitarian search and rescue system that relies on satellite signals to detect and locate emergency beacons.
But as nearly everyone should know, rescue organization Cospas
Sarsat doesn't monitor the 121.5 MHz frequency.
In communications terms a number of companies demonstrated Cospas
SarsatT 406 MHz personnel location beacon (PLB) solutions each eyeing the British Personal Emergency Locator System (Pels) requirement, due to be delivered in 2005.
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
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 121.5 MHz signal beacon for peacetime rescue.
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.