Designing an automatic beacon ejection system for aircraft

Peters, L and Bil, C 2016, 'Designing an automatic beacon ejection system for aircraft', in Proceedings of the 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 13-17 June 2016, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Designing an automatic beacon ejection system for aircraft
Author(s) Peters, L
Bil, C
Year 2016
Conference name 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference
Conference location Washington, DC, USA
Conference dates 13-17 June 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Place of publication Washington, DC, USA
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract This paper discusses an investigation into retrofitting a standard nautical EPRIB onto aircraft and adapting it for aviation purposes. The proposed solution will eject the EPIRB automatically away from the aircraft prior to it impacting water so that it falls clear of any debris. For this type of system to be accepted by aircraft operators the retrofit needs to be reliable, cost effective and reliable with additionally consideration being required for maintenance and installation. The location which has been selected cannot interfere with the existing aircraft structural integrity so as to avoid costly recertification. The EPIRB ejection system will need to activate automatically under pre-determined conditions so as to allow successful deployment of the EPIRB even if the aircraft breaks apart during descent. Once the beacon is in water the EPIRB will begin to transit GPS coordinates so its position is able to be tracked as it drifts on ocean currents.
Subjects Avionics
DOI - identifier 10.2514/6.2016-3918
ISBN 9781624104404
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