The Medium Earth Orbit Local User Terminal-600 (MEOLUT-600) processes 406 MHz distress beacon alerts over next-generation medium earth orbit 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 MEOLUT Antenna is a 2.3 m (7.5 ft) mesh radome antenna that operates in up to 200 km/hour winds. It allows MEOLUT terminals to track medium earth orbit satellites with minimal risk of interrupted search and rescue operations.
Fast New Medium-Earth Orbit Technology
The MEOLUT-600 terminal bridges existing geostationary and low-earth orbit infrastructure and can confirm the location of an emergency alert within seconds.
MEOLUT-600 provides fast ambiguity resolution of alert beacon signals, especially in geographies where fewer satellites may be seen, leading to more efficient use of SAR resources.
MEOLUT-600 systems are fully configurable, making it possible to precisely match the needs of customers.
MEOLUT terminals meet and exceed the official COSPAS-SARSAT requirements.
Ease-of-integration into existing SAR systems saves you time and money.
The MEOLUT antenna’s reinforced radome and aluminum base is corrosion-resistant, providing years of maintenance-free use.
Works in up to 200 km/hour Winds
The low cross-section of the radome enables the antenna to operate in winds of up to 200 km/hour – a crucial requirement during severe weather conditions that typically lead up to emergency situations.
Our MEOLUT antenna technology has been proven in operational use on many satellite ground station installations around the world, minimizing the risk of interrupted SAR operations.
MEOLUT-600 systems are fully configurable. They also exceed COSPAS-SARSAT data analysis requirements, providing fast ambiguity resolution in distress situations.
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You can use the MEOLUT-600 in conjunction with data from geostationary (GEO) satellites.
This multi-mode GEO-MEO system provides unrivalled processing capabilities to optimize beacon location accuracy. It also drastically reduces SAR response times.
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The MEOLUT 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 MEOLUT-600 terminal and antenna. Contact us today.
Standard 19˝ (48.3 cm) rack enclosure
42U in standard configuration; custom configurations available
Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)
1544.5 MHz downlink signal
Alert Beacon Frequency
Able to share TOA/FOA measurement data with other MEOLUTs over network connections.
Supports COSPAS-SARSAT XML and CSV recommended formats.
Can share data in real-time and/or using a node-forwarding mechanism.
Data Communication to Mission Control Centre (MCC)
Located and unlocated incident solution data, status data, including alarm and warning messages
Data Communication from MCC
Number of Servers
Scalable: One for data collection per antenna, one for signal processing per four antennas, one for beacon localization
Windows Server 2008
2 x Intel Quad-Core Xeon
4 GB in standard configuration; System supports up to 192 GB
Rack temperature; room temperature will be available in a future release
Rack door open sensors (front and back)
Rack power supply sensor
Meets all current COSPAS-SARSAT requirements
Low Noise Amplifyer/Down Converter (LNA/DC)
Converts raw satellite downlink signal to 4.5 MHz intermediate frequency, out-of-band noise filtering
Can transmit a received satellite signal with no loss in RF performance over long distances
Data input control, phase unwrap and demodulation, spectrum analysis
Beacon Signal Decoding
406 MHz beacon signal detection, signal demodulation, message validation, message archiving
Data Stream Decoding
Bit synchronization, frame synchronization, message extraction, message formatting
406 MHz Data Validation
Time, frequency, beacon message
Spectrum analysis, signal enhancement
Orbit & Pass Scheduling
Automatically updates satellite orbit data after every satellite pass; orbit updates are provided by a GNSS receiver
Status Monitor & Display
Data collection status, data collection environment, system status, snapshot status, environmental data trends
2.3m (7.5 ft) diameter
Can withstand winds of up to 200 km/h (124 m/h)
Control Unit and Motor Drive
Antenna Control Software
Antenna device control, positioning the antenna, tracking a satellite pass, antenna diagnostics
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