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KANNAD 406 Auto/Manual+ 406 MHz Satellite EPIRBs for the GMDSS with or without GPS Device The new satellite EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) were designed to provide global location and positive identification of transmitted distress signals originated from ship emergencies. Both comply with COSPAS/SARSAT class1 and class2 requirements T.001, 3rd issue, and fulfill IMO´s guidelines for the avoidance of false alerts as recommended in Resolution A.810(19) (separate test button, water contact switch as well as manual and automatic activation facilities). The global distress alerting system COSPAS/SARSAT consists of satellites in low-altitude Earth orbit (LEO) and in geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) which transmit the distress signals to the earth stations (LUTs) where Search and Rescue activities will be initiated. It consists of 3 basic units: ■ the EPIRB which transmits on 406.028 MHz a pulsed digital message as well as a continuous signal on 121.5 MHz for homing purposes ■ the space segment of GEO and LEO satellites that are evaluating and transmitting the distress signal at realtime to the earth station (LUT) as well as storing the distress signal for forwarding ■ the earth segment which consists of Local User Terminal (LUT), which receive the distress signal from the satellite and calculates the position of the beacon using the known satellite location and the Doppler shift data. This information is transferred to the Mission Control Centre (MCC) to determine the vessel in distress based on either the serial number, the call sign, or the Maritime Mobile Safety Identification number (MMSI) of the EPIRB. The MCC then passes this relevant ship´s data to the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) which coordinates the rescue activities.

The 406 MHz EPIRB was designed especially for detection by satellites and for location by means of Doppler effect. It has following important features: ■ High location accuracy (90% within a range of 5 km) and very low false alert rate (≤ 0.04) ■ Global coverage ■ Alerting time within 5 minutes via GEO satellites ■ Unique identification, registration data provides information on the owner/vessel

The EPIRBs KANNAD 406 Manual+ and KANNAD 406 Manual+ GPS with ergonomic wall-mount bracket for easy installation on board and in liferafts as 2nd means of alerting in the GMDSS can be activated by throwing overboard (activation when submerged) or manually by pressing the ON switch.

Features ■ Designed for long-term use ■ 406 MHz alert transmitter and

homing on 121.5 MHz ■ Simultaneous transmissions on

The float-free satellite EPIRBs KANNAD 406 Auto and KANNAD 406 Auto GPS once installed, operate fully automatically in its container. At depths between 1 and 4 m the simple and reliable hydrostatic release mechanism H20 opens the container to eject the EPIRB. Transmission will start immediately after water contact or may be released manually by using the protected ON/OFFswitch. It contains a 121.5 MHz homing transmitter as well as a high intensity super LED flash light to enable the location by SAR forces. A lanyard is supplied for tethering the beacon to liferafts.

406.028 MHz and 121.5 MHz ■ GPS receiver for accurate positioning

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inside KANNAD 406 Auto GPS and KANNAD 406 Manual+ GPS Non hazardous batteries Battery life-time 5 years High intensity super LED flash to support rescue team in its final approach Simple installation and easy to operate Float-free release and activation by water contact sensor or manually Activation of built-in selftest by separate switch

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General Message formats Programming Temperature


National location, Standard location Via optical pen (MMSI, serial, radio call sign) Operating: -20°C to +55°C Class 2 Storage: -30°C to+70°C Non-hazardous lithium battery pack (LiMnO2) Battery replacement every 5 years (MSC/Circ.1039) 48 hours at -20°C

EPIRB - Dimensions - Weight

Ø 140/380 mm (antenna deployed) 1kg (980 g without GPS)

Float-free container - Dimensions - Weight

210 x 367 x 152mm 1,030kg

Wall-mount bracket, material - Dimensions - Weight

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylic 134 x 196 x 127 mm 180 g

Electronics 406.028 MHz transmitter Frequency Output power Modulation

406.028 MHz ± 1 kHz 5 W ± 2 dB Bi-phase L1.1 ± 0.1 radians

121.5 MHz transmitter Frequency Output power Modulation Antenna type Characteristics

121.5 MHz ± 3 kHz 50 mW ± 3 dB PERP AM 1400 Hz to 500 Hz Flexible vertical monopole Vertically polarised, omni-directional

Power supply

GPS Receiver Centre frequency Maximum number of satellites Antenna type Characteristics Visual homing device Flash type Intensity Flash rate Satellite Alert SATELLITE ALERT Typical alert time Locating precision - without GPS - with GPS

Band L1, 1.57542 GHz 12 Ceramic dielectric patch RH circular polarised, +3 dBi nominal Super LEDs 0.75 Candela 20 per minute

LEOSAR 90 minutes typical GEOSAR 05 minutes typical LEOSAR up to 2 NM GEOSAR up to 120 m

SAM Electronics GmbH Automation, Navigation and Communication Behringstrasse 120 22763 Hamburg . Germany

Phone: +49 - (0)40 - 88 25 - 24 84 Fax: +49 - (0)40 - 88 25 - 41 16

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