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 3.01 - 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 the LEOSAR/GEOSAR/MEOSAR (LGM) capable USMCC (under development, operational deployment expected by August 2016) and the experimental MEOSAR-only capable USMCC. The latter document is a draft, subjective to change as the LGM capable USMCC is developed and 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: