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The Washable Wearable Antenna
2011-09-29 09:12:57

Wearing an antenna — without anyone knowing — is making a splash in the world of search and rescue. ESA has provided research and development guidance to Finnish company Patria, with the help of Tampere University of Technology, in designing a search and rescue radio antenna that can be sewn into a life vest.  Made from highly flexible, lightweight material that is robust against water exposure and moist conditions, and resistant to wear and tear, this special antenna...

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2011-08-02 07:10:00

Personal locator beacon proves essential to teen hikers A NOAA geostationary satellite played a pivotal role in the July 23 rescue of a group of student hikers from a vicious grizzly bear attack in Alaska, helping direct first responders to the scene. The teenagers were hiking through the Alaska wilderness and crossing a creek about 93 miles north of Anchorage when the bear attacked. Of the four teens injured by the attack, two required hospitalization. Other members of the hiking troop...

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2010-10-26 08:20:00

It has been almost six months since 16-year-old Abby Sunderland's 40-foot vessel, Wild Eyes, was damaged in a storm, leaving her stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But on Monday, she finally got a chance to meet the people who developed the technology used to save her life. Abby visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 25 to meet Search and Rescue Manager Dave Affens and a team of engineers. He and his team developed the Search and Rescue Satellite...

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2010-05-24 15:17:22

NASA, which pioneered the technology used for the satellite-aided search and rescue capability that has saved more than 27,000 lives worldwide since its inception nearly three decades ago, has developed new technology that will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk of rescuers. The Search and Rescue Mission Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in collaboration with several government agencies, has developed a next-generation...

2010-04-01 09:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TIROS-1-the first Television and Infrared Observation Satellite-and its successors revolutionized weather observation and forecasting. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its heritage companies built every one of the TIROS series of spacecraft, from TIROS-1- launched on April 1, 1960- through NOAA-N Prime, launched on February 6, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100401/AQ80007) "We at Lockheed Martin are enormously proud of our...

2010-02-11 06:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobham Life Support-ACR Products today announced the launch of a new subscription-based satellite self test service, 406Link.com, now available to current and new owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Emergency Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs). Available in two service plans, 406Link.com now gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz emergency beacons the ability to send non-distress messages for the first time via text/e-mail to...

2010-01-19 09:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobham Life Support today announced the acquisition of SafeLife Systems, a subscription-based satellite self test detection service from PROCON, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The newly acquired service gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) the ability to send non-distress messages via text/e-mail to family and...

2009-02-11 07:00:00

GOES-R Will Predict Severe Weather at Unprecedented Speed and Accuracy MELBOURNE, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, recently delivered its proposal for a total, end-to-end solution for the ground segment of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) program. The ground segment provides receiving and...

2009-02-06 06:18:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new environmental satellite that will improve weather forecasting and monitor environmental events around the world soared into space this morning after a picture-perfect launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA-N Prime spacecraft lifted off at 2:22 a.m. PST aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2. Approximately 65 minutes later, the...

2009-02-01 13:00:00

MIRAMAR, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- COSPAS-SARSAT turns off satellite detection of the 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz emergency radio beacons today. In order to track the new 406 MHz generation of emergency radio beacons the US Coast Guard selected Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK for ground operations. Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK is a mobile, full featured Multi-Band Radio Direction Finder capable of operating in the Aviation VHF/UHF band, Marine band and COSPAS-SARSAT 406Mhz band. The SAR MAN-PACK...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.