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Satellite-Aided Search and Rescue (SAR) System

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1 Author(s)
Maqsood Ahmed ; Satellite Res. & Dev. Center, Lahore

To carry out search and rescue of people in distress on the distressed aircrafts/vessels on land, at sea, or in a remote mountainous region, there are a number of different search and rescue systems and methods that are being used by the different national search and rescue organizations worldwide. Herein, the main terrestrial search and rescue (SAR) systems that are in use are discussed in brief and a satellite-aided search and rescue (SAR) system - COSPAS - SARSAT is discussed in detail highlighting its benefits over other SAR systems.

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IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 8 )