SARFOS - Search And Rescue Forward Operation Support System

The purpose of SARFOS is to develop a forward emergency response coordination and communication system using a combination of latest technology in the field of integrated satellite and terrestrial communication, navigation and information databases. The solution to the identified demand is to define, implement and finally demonstrate a prototype system, designed especially for and in cooperation with key mountain rescue services.

The innovation of the SARFOS project is to provide the services also in rural or remote areas without terrestrial communication system coverage. The mobile satellite communication will seamlessly be integrated, without the individual user having to bother with the availability of individual com links.

The SARFOS project was started in November 2004 and was completed in mid-2006.

Last update: 17 August 2006

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