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Basic DF / ELT Mission Overview

Basic DF / ELT Mission Overview

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Emergency Services
Emergency Services

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1ELTDF.ppt Last Revised: 16 July 2002
Electronic Direction Finding
Developed as part of the NationalEmergency Services Curriculum Project
2ELTDF.ppt Last Revised: 16 July 2002
How the Mission Starts
ELT set off by plane crashing, or EPIRB goesoff when ship sinks or when either isaccidentally set off 
97 to 99 percent of all ELT missions are falsealarms
SARSAT or COSPAS receives the signal
The satellite transmits the mirror locations of the target to a Local User Terminal (LUT)
3ELTDF.ppt Last Revised: 16 July 2002
How the Mission Starts
The LUT forwards the information to theMission Control Center so that theappropriate Rescue Coordination Center canbe notified
AFRCC, at Langley AFB, calls the missioncoordinator or designee who proceeds withthe callout

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