The Geostationary Earth Orbit Local User Terminal-600 (GEOLUT-600) processes 406 MHz distress beacon alerts over geostationary satellites, and provides rapid notification to search and rescue (SAR) authorities worldwide. It’s part of an integrated and comprehensive SAR solution from Honeywell Global Tracking. The GEOLUT Antenna is a fixed parabolic antenna that operates in up to 110 km/hour winds. The antenna allows GEOLUT terminals to receive distress alerts relayed through a single COSPAS-SARSAT GEOSAR satellite. This robust device offers high parabolic accuracy and has an RF feed assembly suitable for receiving and downconverting the GEOSAR downlink signal.
GEOLUT-600 systems detect emergency alerts within seconds in each coverage area, making it possible to start your SAR efforts immediately.
Advanced Signal Processing
Using noise-reducing signal processing, GEOLUT systems can minimize alert errors, leading to more efficient use of SAR resources.
GEOLUT-600 systems are fully configurable, making it possible to precisely match the needs of customers.
GEOLUT-600 terminals meet and exceed the official COSPAS-SARSAT requirements.
Ease-of-integration into existing SAR systems saves you time and money.
The GEOLUT antenna’s reinforced mount is corrosion-resistant, providing years of maintenance-free use.
Works in up to 110 km/hour Winds
The antenna’s mount is so stable that it enables the antenna to operate in winds of up to 110 km/hour – a crucial requirement during high wind conditions that typically lead up to emergency situations.
Our GEOLUT antenna technology has been proven in operational use on many satellite ground station installations around the world, minimizing the risk of interrupted SAR operations.
With its advanced signal processing technology and custom designed software, GEOLUT-600 offers you 24-hour automatic monitoring and reporting of distress alerts over large territories.
GEOLUT-600 systems are fully configurable. They also exceed COSPAS-SARSAT data analysis requirements, providing fast ambiguity resolution in emergency situations.
You can use the GEOLUT-600 in conjunction with data from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in a dual mode LEO-GEO system. This provides you with unrivalled processing capabilities and reduces SAR response times.
The GEOLUT-600 terminal and antenna equip SAR operators to quickly collect key information about beacons. This initial process can often identify false alarms prior to the retrieval of precise beacon location data from the LEOSAR system. It also ensures that SAR resources will only be used for actual emergencies.
The GEOLUT terminal and antenna are part of an integrated and comprehensive search and rescue solution from Honeywell Global Tracking, a global leader in the development of search and rescue technology. We’ve been pioneers in the field for over 30 years. That’s a level of commitment and expertise you can trust.
Find out more about what you can accomplish with the GEOLUT-600 terminal and antenna. Contact us today.
Standard 19˝ (48.3 cm) rack enclosure
22U in standard configuration. Custom configurations available.
1544.5 MHz downlink signal
Alert Beacon Frequency
Data Communication to Mission Control Centre (MCC)
Beacon alerts, status data, including alarm and warning messages, calibration data
Number of Servers
2 per system. One for data collection and one for signal processing and alert generation
Windows Server 2003
Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series
4 GB in standard configuration. System supports up to 192 GB.
Rack temperature, room temperature
Rack door open sensors (front and back)
Block Down Converter
Convert raw satellite downlink signal to 4.5 MHz intermediate frequency, out-of-band noise filtering
Data input control, phase unwrap and demodulation, spectrum analysis
406 MHz beacon signal detection, signal demodulation and decoding, message integration and validation, message archiving
Spectrum analysis, signal enhancement
Spectrum Data Display
Spectrum plots (power vs frequency at a given time), spectrogram plots (time vs frequency, with amplitude shown as grey-scale density), dot plots (real time and playback)
Status Monitor & Display
Data collection status, data collection environment, system status, snapshot status, environmental data trends
Standard antenna: 3.8 m (12.5 ft) diameter. A 5 m (16.4 ft) antenna is also available.
1.4° degrees (Standard antenna), 1.1° degrees (5 m antenna)
Can withstand winds of up to 220 km/h (120 m/h)
Control Unit and Motor Drive
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