Accession Number : AD0759985

Title :   Implementation Plan for the Distress Alerting and Locating System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Duncan Peter

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Maritime search and rescue is hampered by difficulty in knowing that a vessel is in distress, identifying the vessel, determining its location, and directing a rescue unit to the scene. The United States Coast Guard has developed and is evaluating an electronic Distress Alerting and Locating System. Basically this system is comprised of a remote unit on the distressed vessel, which transmits an emergency call, identification, and geographic coordinates from Loran-C and Omega. This data is relayed through a shore mounted translator to a base station where a computer interprets the information and vectors a rescue craft to the scene. The thesis describes the nature of the SAR problem, evolution of the DALS, identification of the problems inherent in the system, and a systematic plan for implementation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA RESCUES, *POSITION FINDING), IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, DISTRESS SIGNALS, COAST GUARD, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, THESES

Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE