Accession Number : AD0288227

Title :   SUBMARINE-RESCUE VHF/UHF RADIO TRANSMITTING BUOY. ELECTRICAL AND RADIO DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Awramik,J. , Jr

Report Date : 15 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : A radio rescue buoy has been devel ped which can be easily launched from a submerged submarine in distress. The buoy floats to the surface and automatiacally transmis a radio distress signal on a frequency of 243 mc. Use of radio direction-finding techniques permits location of the buoy; this serves to localized the area in which rescue operations can be initiated. Electrical and radio design features have been considered relative to the limitations imposed by requirements for simple ejection, automatic operation, stable flotation, water tightness at deep submergence, long shelf life, long operating life, reliability after long stowage, minimum maintenance, and ease of manufacture in quantity procurement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIR SEA RESCUE BEACONS, *DISTRESS SIGNALS, *LAUNCHING, *RESCUE BEACONS, *SUBMARINES, AIR SEA RESCUES, RADIO TRANSMITTERS, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE