Lanham, Maryland, USA – February 5, 2024 – Techno-Sciences (TSi) proudly announces the successful completion of Initial Operational Capability (IOC) commissioning for its groundbreaking Cospas-Sarsat MEOLUT systems across Australia, New Zealand, and the USA (Hawaii). A testament to TSi’s pioneering leadership in Cospas-Sarsat and SAR technologies, these cutting-edge systems have not only met the stringent requirements of First-Generation Beacon (FGB) and Second-Generation Beacon (SGB), but they have set new benchmarks in emergency beacon detection and location accuracy, poised to make a profound impact on life-saving efforts.
These three TSi MEOLUT systems, in addition to the USA Florida MEOLUT system commissioned with SGB capability in late 2022, now constitute the sole Cospas-Sarsat ground stations providing MEOSAR SGB coverage worldwide. This unparalleled feat underscores TSi’s unmatched dedication in pushing the boundaries of technological possibility.
“TSi’s MEOLUT stands as a pinnacle of advanced, life-saving technology, adopted by governments globally to uphold their commitments to the SAR community. This breakthrough achievement, alongside TSi’s series of industry firsts, solidifies our role as the industry leader,” said Jeff Khorrami, TSi’s Chief Technical Officer. “As Cospas-Sarsat introduces new Second-Generation Beacon (SGB) signal processing standards, TSi is positioned as the sole manufacturer capable of surpassing this critical requirement as it stands. Our MEOLUT system is now a proven solution that aligns with IOC mandates for both FGB and SGB standards.”
The MEOLUT systems in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand were commissioned into the Cospas-Sarsat system at Early Operational Capability (EOC) performance level in 2016-2017. Subsequent upgrades incorporated SGB, slow-moving beacon, and ELT(DT) beacon processing capabilities.With these new technologies,the Cospas-Sarsat System now achievesFull Operational Capability (FOC) for the detection and processing of ELT(DT) messages, enabling aircraft operators to meet autonomous distress tracking requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
TSi congratulates Australia, New Zealand, and the USA for achieving full MEOSAR IOC/FOC compliance across FGB and SGB requirements. For more information, please click here to Contact Us.
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