Program & System Documentation

 

USMCC National RCC and Search and Rescue Point of Contact Alert and Support Messages 
Version 2.13 - 19 Feb, 2016

DRAFT - (LEOSAR/GEOSAR/MEOSAR) USMCC National RCC and Search and Rescue Point of Contact Alert and Support Messages 
DRAFT - Version 3.02 - 4 May, 2016

EXPERIMENTAL (MEOSAR-only) USMCC National RCC and Search and Rescue Point of Contact Alert and Support Messages
DRAFT - Version 3.01 – 19 Feb, 2016

These documents describe the messages transmitted to national RCCs and national SPOCs. Version 2.13 describes messages distributed by the operational LEOSAR/GEOSAR capable USMCC. Version 3.01 describes messages distributed by experimental MEOSAR-only capable USMCC. Version 3.02 describes messages distributed by the LEOSAR/GEOSAR/MEOSAR (LGM) capable USMCC (in test, operational deployment expected in August 2016). This document is a draft, subjective to change as the LGM capable USMCC is tested.

The documents are structured so that the user may use them as a reference and go directly to a specific type of alert message (in Section 3). In order to allow for the document to be used in this manner details on the information is duplicated under each type of alert message.

The Appendices to this document contain the following information:


406 MHz Beacon Coding Guidelines for USA National Use Fields
17 November 2000

The purpose of this document is to provide the USA coding and bit allocation guidelines for Cospas-Sarsat beacon protocols that allow a “national use” field. These protocols include the Serialized User Protocol, National User Protocol and the National Location Protocol. 


Cospas-Sarsat Documentation maintained by the Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat, including: