Multi Function Personal Rescue Beacon 500-37

Multi Function Personal Rescue Beacon 500-37
Multi Function Personal
Rescue Beacon 500-37
HR Smith Group of Companies
www.hr-smith.com
Multi Function Personal Rescue Beacon 500-37
Overview
The HR Smith 500-37 Personal Rescue Beacon
satisfies the joint forces requirement to provide
their personnel with the greatest chance
of safe recovery in an emergency situation,
during peacetime and combat missions.
On a SAR mission the HR Smith 500-37 provides
peacetime distress alerting both UHF over the
horizon via the Cospas Sarsat satellite system and
in the terminal area using long established civilian
and military VHF distress alerting and direction
finding frequencies.
The HR Smith 500-37 is designed to work in conjunction
with the 15-406-110 Airborne Locator System (ALS)
comprising:
407-4
406-28
10-246-1
Cockpit Control and Display
Direction Finding Processor
Direction Finding Antenna
406-32
10-118-49
12-503-30
CSAR Transceiver
CSAR Antenna
Programming Unit
On a CSAR mission the HR Smith 500-37 is a
programmable, secure, two way communicator,
using data, text and voice.
Minimising the search aspect of any rescue
mission is crucial. This is further intensified in a
combat situation by the exposure of the recovery
force to high levels of adversary threat.
Mission programming of both the HR Smith 500-37
and the HR Smith 15-406-110 is achieved using the
HR Smith 12-503-30 Programming Unit (PU)
The HR Smith 500-37 is able to maximise the
possibility of first pass recovery for survivor/
evaders by coordinating detailed situational
awareness information, including precise
geopositioning, between survivor/evader and
recovery force.
During a mission the HR Smith 500-37 can be
activated either manually by a survivor/evader
or automatically by lanyard, water switch or
G-switch.
The HR Smith 500-37 has an external antenna
connector allowing the unit to be configured
for a particular role, prior to or during a mission.
Antenna options include ejection seat, life jacket
and parachute installations.
PEACETIME
MISSIONS
COMBAT
MISSIONS
MISSION
PROGRAMMABLE
LOW
PROBABILITY OF
DETECTION
NAVIGATIONAL
GUIDANCE
SECURE DATA
TEXT & VOICE
CSAR Mission
CSAR Key Benefits
On activation during a combat mission the HR Smith
500-37 maintains Low Probability of Detection (LPD)
by inhibiting transmissions, listening instead for the
presence of the rescue force.
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI)
Transmission frequencies drawn from
mission programmed key
Transmission length short
Transmission timing irregular
Low Probability of Exploitation (LPE)
Layered Encryption System (LES)
Mission specific information
On detecting the rescue force the HR Smith 500-37
participates in an encryption synchronisation during
which situational information is exchanged between
the survivor/evader and the recovery force. On
successful synchronisation and information exchange
the HR Smith 500-37 reverts to a power conserving,
low duty cycle mode. Exchange of situational
information is automatically maintained during low
duty cycle. The HR Smith 500-37 effects secure two
way communication between the survivor/evader and
the recovery force using encrypted data, text and
voice.
The HR Smith 500-37
provides geopositioning and
navigational guidance using
the built in GNSS receiver
and compass. Navigational
guidance is provided to
either mission programmed
waypoints or to a waypoint
transferred from the ALS by
the recovery force, during the
mission.
User friendly operation
Automated system
Low training overhead
Rapid learning curve
Location integrity is not compromised
Minimal recovery risk
Navigational guidance to recovery area
Jamming resistant CSAR communications
Multiple ALS collaboration
User mission programming for PRB and ALS
User programming of G switch in PRB and ELT
Secure data, text and voice communications between
PRBs and ALS
SAR Mission
On activation during a non-combat mission the HR
Smith 500-37 transmits a 406MHz signal containing
the survivor location to a Mission Control Centre
(MCC) via the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. The
HR Smith 500-37 also transmits a distress signal on
121.5MHz and 243MHz. These frequencies are also
used for terminal area direction finding and two way
voice communication between the survivor and
recovery force.
The HR Smith 500-37 uses a built in GNSS receiver to
provide geopositioning and in conjunction with a
built in compass provides navigational guidance to
pre-programmed waypoints.
The HR Smith 500-37 has a
ZEROIZE function which erases
all mission programming and
returns the unit to SAR mode.
COSPAS SARSAT
COMPATIBLE
MULTI FUNCTION
DISPLAY
Specification
SAR
Three frequency SAR transmitter COSPAS SARSAT | Civilian | Military
COSPAS SARSAT
406MHz
C/S T.001 Class 2
C/S T.007
Eurocae ED62
RTCA DO-204
STANAG 7007
CIVILIAN
121.5MHz
MILITARY
NAVIGATION
ENDURANCE
243.0MHz
GNSS and COMPASS
121.5/243 and 406 for 24hrs minimum
CSAR
Mission programmable secure transceiver for data, text and voice.
Works in conjunction with HR Smith 15-406-110 Airborne Locator System
MISSION
PROGRAMMABLE
RANGE
NAVIGATION
ENDURANCE
Short burst radomised tranmissions
1000 frequencies
20 mission programmable messages
20 mission programmable waypoints
5 data keys per mission
Up to 50km for data, text and voice
(ALS at 3000m AGL line of sight)
GNSS and COMPASS
Dependant on combat scenario
Typical mixed scenario of data, text, voice and
navigation >48hrs
Typical voice scenario 50% transmit, 50% receive>2hrs
GENERAL
BATTERY
User replaceable primary cell pack, LiMnO2, with battery life
monitor. Replacement at 5 year intervals if not activated.
DISPLAY
Multi functional LCD graphics display
Icon indication of operation
Text Messages
Navigation
G-SWITCH
3 axis, programmable 5g - 20g
ANTENNA
Wideband, articulated tape antenna
External antenna port for role configuration
ANTENNA OPTIONS 10-274-18 Parachute and Ejector Seat antenna
10-274-20 Life Jacket Antenna
ACTIVATION
Manual by switch
Automatic by lanyard, G-Switch and Water Switch
SELF TEST
Manually activated by switch
PHYSICAL
185mm x 88mm x47mm
750g
NATO GREEN
ENVIRONMENTAL
MIL STD 810
EMC
MIL STD 461
www.hr-smith.com
Techtest Limited • Street Court • Kingsland • Leominster • HR6 9QA • England T. +44(0) 1568 708744 F. +44(0) 1568 708713 E. sales@hr-smith.com
Specmat Technologies Inc • 215 Dunavant Drive • Rockford • Tennessee • TN37853 • USA T. +1 (865) 6091411 F.+1 (865) 6091911 E. sales@specmatinc.com
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