The Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (Sarsat) is designed to detect and locate distress beacons using satellite receivers. Algorithms used for calculating the positions of 406 MHz beacons and 121.5/243 MHz beacons are presented. The techniques for matching, resolving and averaging calculated locations from multiple satellite passes are also described along with results pertaining to single pass and multiple pass location estimate accuracy.
Institute of Navigation, 47th Annual Meeting
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- Emergency Locator Transmitters;
- Least Squares Method;
- Position (Location);
- Radio Beacons;
- Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking