Lanham, MD, May 14, 2018 – TSi, the world leader in Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) solutions, announced that Taiwan has selected its Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) ground system to support regional search and rescue missions.
With Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore equipped with TSi’s innovative Search and Rescue Satellite-aided Tracking (SARSAT) technology, the addition of Taiwan establishes TSi as the leading provider of SARSAT systems in the Asia-Pacific region. TSi’s comprehensive, end-to-end solution will deliver the most accurate, reliable data available today.
As part of the contract, TSi will deliver a six-channel Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Local User Terminal (MEOLUT) system and two LEO/MEOLUT single-channel systems which will function as LEOLUTs (Low-altitude Earth Orbit LUTs) when LEOSAR satellites are in view, and as MEOLUT channels for the rest of time. These two LEO/MEOLUT channels will function as fulltime MEOLUT channels when Cospas-Sarsat decommissions the LEOSAR system, ultimately providing an eight-channel MEOLUT system in Taiwan.
This innovative TSi solution enables customers to refresh their aging LEOLUTs with new hardware that also tracks MEOSAR satellites for access to more accurate positioning, navigation and timing data. This dual technology also enables customers to avoid an expensive upgrade when LEOSAR is phased out.
The Taiwan contract also includes PRISMA MCCNet, which provides a Cospas-Sarsat commissionable LEO/GEO/MEO Mission Control Center. For this project, Orolia will supply hardware, software, installation, systems integration, testing, commissioning, training and program management services.
The Taiwan contract also includes PRISMA MCCNet, which provides a Cospas-Sarsat commissionable LEO/GEO/MEO Mission Control Center. For this project, TSi will supply hardware, software, installation, systems integration, testing, commissioning, training and program management services.
“We’re proud to bring the world’s leading satellite search and rescue technology to Taiwan,” said Paul Zweers, Orolia’s former VP Systems and Solutions. “TSi can improve mission outcomes by reducing rescue times to a matter of minutes, rather than several hours.”
TSi has been leading the development of global search and rescue programs for nearly 30 years, reaching a major milestone with the world’s first operational Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system in 2011, and remaining the number one market leader in successfully installing and launching all global MEOSAR systems ever since. To date, 75 percent of the Earth’s surface is monitored by TSi’s MEOSAR systems.