Contract Number: 4000115971
GSP Internal Number: 15/708-a
Future Concepts for Galileo Search-and-Rescue Space and Ground Segment (Parallel a)
Contractor: OHB System AG
Country: Germany
Study Duration: 26 November 2015 - 10 May 2017
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ABSTRACT
MEOSAR is a system designed to locate emergency beacons anywhere on the Earth in order to coordinate rescue efforts for people, vehicles and facilities in distress. It works by evaluating the time and the frequency of the beacon signal upon arrival at the receiver. From these the relative distance and velocity of the sender can be calculated if sufficient data points have been collected. It is beneficial to receive the beacon on several different spacecraft to...read more
Executive Summary - Final

MEOSAR is a system designed to locate emergency beacons anywhere on the Earth in order to coordinate rescue efforts for people, vehicles and facilities in distress. It works by evaluating the time and the frequency of the beacon signal upon arrival at the receiver. From these the relative distance and velocity of the sender can be calculated if sufficient data points have been collected. It is beneficial to receive the beacon on several different spacecraft to optimise the accuracy of the trace.