Specialist in pinpointing distresses by satellite and number one in 406 MHz maritime Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), SERPE-IESM extends its range of ELTs with the KANNAD 406 AS.
The KANNAD 406 AS is an aeronautical survival beacon designed for liferafts .
This new generation of ELT complies with the latest regulation and offers all the improvements of the COSPAS-SARSAT system with the 406 MHz frequency :
Precise pinpointing (<1NM)
Identification of the aircraft in distress (the ELT transmits a unique aircraft identification number)
Efficient process of false alarms to avoid costly search and rescue operations
Thanks to its small size and light weight, the KANNAD 406 AS fits easily inside a liferaft. It is supplied with a floating collar and a carry off bag.
A flashing lamp and a buzzer indicate activation.
The ELT is programmed with either the aircraft tail number, a serial number or the aircraft operator designator. This operation takes only a few seconds with one of the equipments developed by SERPE-IESM.
An integrated "self test" checks the main functions of the beacon. The test result is given by the LED flashing sequence :
Short flashes indicate that the ELT has detected a problem (low RF power, low battery, faulty VCO lock...).
One long flash indicates good operation.
Battery replacement is only necessary every 6 years thanks to LiMnO2 technology. It should be pointed out that this technology is proven non hazardous for aircraft transportation. This represents a considerable improvement over standard generation ELTs with battery replacement necessary every year or every two years.
SERPE-IESM recommends a complete check up every 2 years unless otherwise legislated by national authorities.
The KANNAD 406 AS is qualified by the French Civil Aviation in compliance with EUROCAE ED62 standard and by FAA with TSO-C91a and TSO-C126 applied to "survival" beacons