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  1. Commercial Satellite Devices Satellite Emergency Notification Device

  2. Commercial Satellite Devices • Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) • At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard, RTCM formed Special Committee 128 to create a technical standard for devices that incorporate emergency notification functions utilizing commercial satellite systems. • First SC-128 meeting was held on 24 Feb 2009. • Name for devices: SEND (Satellite Emergency Notification Device) • National Search and Rescue Committee (NSARC) • Established a work group to discuss incorporating SEND alerts into SAR System. • First meeting held 11 Dec 2009.

  3. NSARC SEND Work Group Terms of Reference • Develop a standing mechanism that will ensure that new search and rescue alerting and locating technologies can be properly reviewed and integrated with the SAR response system in the United States. This may include recommendations for policy or regulatory initiatives. • Engage key private sector suppliers of emergency alerting and location services with the objective of: • Ensuring their alerting and dispatch service is well-coordinated with the US SAR response system • Minimizing public confusion or misrepresentation of what each product/ service actually provides, in terms of SAR alerting and response • Provide operational subject matter experts to RTCM Special Committee 128 to aid in the development of a minimum operating and performance specification for such devices; • Provide regular updates to International, other Federal, Tribal, Territorial, State and Local SAR partners.

  4. SEND WG World Of Work Orbcomm Iridium Globostar Proper integration in SAR System SAR Resources SC-128 SEND Devices Ground Stations Call Center PSAP

  5. Examples of Devices that Could be Classified as a SEND

  6. Solara Field Tracker • Operating Conditions • Iridium satellites (Field Tracker 2100 & 2000) • Tracking • Two-way text messaging (on-screen interactive and pre-defined messages) • Emergency Alert Switch (2000) or activation tab (2100) for SOS/distress signaling to a region-specific agency or organization of choice • Waterproof to a depth of 1 meter for up to one hour • Operating Temperatures: -20C (-4F) to 60c (140F) • Optional 24/7 Alert notification monitoring (July 2009) • Cost • FT 2000: $1425 + accessories (Suggested Retail) FT 2100: $1500 + accessories • Subscription $30+/month for 1200 transmissions • Battery Life & Use • Internal rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries w/ integrated battery charger Field Tracker 2000 Field Tracker 2100-July 2009

  7. Solara Client User Web Page

  8. PIEPS Global Finder • Operating Conditions • Navigation, message handling and companion rescue • 800 MHz-ISM radio band • Integrated satellite modem • Secured two-way communication of emergency calls via the PIEPS/OrbComm low orbit satellite network

  9. Spidertracks • Operating Conditions • Global Asset Tracking Solution using GPS and Iridium Satellite Networks • • Portable: no external antenna or installation certification required • • Keypad allows two-way communication • Operating Temperature: -25°C to +70°C • Activating the Alert will send a message to the server to increase the number of transmissions and trigger the system to send TXT and email messages to selected • personal or organizational contacts • Power Supply • 10-32V DC power supply to operate. Supplied with a cigarette/accessory plug or it can be hard wired into a vehicle.

  10. SPOT Personal Tracker • Operating Conditions • Globalstar satellites • Floats, but transmitter needs to be facing the sky for the unit to work • Waterproof to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes • Operating Temperatures: -45C to 85C (-40F to 185F) • Service Provider: GEOS International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center • Cost • $169.99 Suggested Retail Price • $99.99/yr Basic Service Plan (911, HELP, CHECK-IN) • Extras: Unlimited Tracking, SPOT AssistRoadside Assistance, Emergency Evacuation/Private SAR Insurance (provides up to $100K) • Battery Life & Use • 2 AA Lithium batteries • Under normal usage a full battery charge should meet the following: • Power ON, unused: Approx. 1 year • Tracking mode: Approx. 14 days • SOS/9-1-1 mode: Up to 7 consecutive days • SPOTcheck OK: 1900 messages

  11. SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger • Operating Conditions • Globalstar satellites • Floats, but transmitter needs to be facing the sky for the unit to work • Waterproof to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes • Operating Temperatures: -22°F to +140°F (-30°C to +60°C) • Service Provider: GEOS International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center • Cost • $169.95 Suggested Retail Price • $99.99/yr Basic Service Plan (SOS, Help, Check-in, Custom Message) • Extras: Unlimited Tracking, SPOT Assist Roadside Assistance, Emergency Evacuation/Private SAR Insurance (provides up to $100K) • Battery Life & Use • 3 AAA Lithium batteries • Under normal usage a full battery charge should meet the following: • Standby mode: 110 days • BoatUS SPOT Assist

  12. SPOT Coverage SPOT works around the world, including virtually all of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, portions of South America, Northern Africa, and North-Eastern Asia and hundreds or thousands of miles offshore of these areas. 99% or better probability of successfully sending a single message within 20 minutes. 96% to 99% probability of successfully sending a single message within 20 minutes. Reduced or no coverage available within a 20 minute period. Last Updated 10/08/2008. Estimated coverage area. Actual coverage may vary. Success rates are forecasts for a SPOT messenger to successfully deliver a single message during a 20-minute period, based on network availability.

  13. Map Display of Coordinates

  14. SPOT User’s Shared Page

  15. GEOS Guidry Response Center • GEOS is the commercial service provider for SPOT and is called the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center (I-ERCC). • Receives SPOT 911/SOS Emergency Notifications • Notifies SAR agency (International SAR Database, PSAP, CG, local SAR authorities, etc.) • Coordinates SAR response • Open Line with SAR Agency • Open Line with family • Located in Montgomery, TX

  16. U.S. Coast Guard SAR Any Questions??? LCDR Kathy Niles U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Search and Rescue (CG-534) katherine.m.niles@uscg.mil (202) 372-2089 Visit Our Website! www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg534