SARSAT System. Minnesota Wing Air Branch Director Course. COSPASS-SARSAT History. Initially developed under a MOU between the former USSR, USA, Canada and France in 1979. Operational use started in 1982 with a crash of a light aircraft in Canada in which three people were rescued.
Air Branch Director Course
Two equidistant candidate position solutions – these are called “elementals”Doppler Shift Position Solution
Satellite Ground Track
Satellite location at Doppler zero shift
Doppler zero shift
2nd Satellite location at Doppler zero shift
Position that agrees with 1st satellite – this is called a “merge”