personal locator beacon
An emergency radio locator beacon with a two-way speech facility carried by crew members, either on their person or in their survival equipment, and capable of providing homing signals to assist search and rescue operations. Also called PLB. See also crash locator beacon; emergency locator beacon.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Personal Locator Beacon — Verschiedene Notfunkbaken Eine Notfunkbake (engl. emergency position indicating radio beacon, EPIRB) ist ein kleiner Funksender, mit dessen Hilfe Satelliten oder Search and Rescue Einsatzkräfte rettungsbedürftige Schiffe, Personen oder Flugzeuge… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • personal locator beacon — individualusis radijo švyturys statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Avarinis radiolokatorius, turintis dvipusį radijo ryšį. Jį nešiojasi įgulų nariai arba jis būna įrengtas išlikimo įrangoje. Radiolokatorius gali išsiųsti signalus palengvindamas… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • personal locator beacon — noun an emergency location radio beacon Syn: PLB, personal location beacon, personal locator radio beacon, personal location radiobeacon …   Wiktionary

  • personal locator beacon — An emergency radio locator beacon used normally with a two way speech facility. The beacon is carried by crewmembers, either on their person or in their survival equipment, and can provide homing signals to assist search and rescue operations.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • crash locator beacon — An automatic emergency radio locator beacon to help searching forces locate a crashed aircraft. See also emergency locator beacon; personal locator beacon …   Military dictionary

  • emergency locator beacon — A generic term for all radio beacons used for emergency locating purposes. See also crash locator beacon; personal locator beacon …   Military dictionary

  • emergency locator beacon/transmitter — A generic term for all radio beacons used for emergency locating purposes. These may be personal locator beacons or crash locator beacons. These beacons may be automatically activated by impact or water immersion and transmit a code on emergency… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Mountain Locator Unit — A Mountain Locator Unit or MLU is a radio transmitter designed to be used by mountain climbers as an emergency locator beacon when the wearer needs rescue. Unique to Mount Hood[1], these devices can be rented for $5 at Portland area outdoor… …   Wikipedia

  • Emergency Locator Transmitter — Verschiedene Notfunkbaken Eine Notfunkbake (engl. emergency position indicating radio beacon, EPIRB) ist ein kleiner Funksender, mit dessen Hilfe Satelliten oder Search and Rescue Einsatzkräfte rettungsbedürftige Schiffe, Personen oder Flugzeuge… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Electric beacon — Electric beacons are a kind of beacon used with direction finding equipment to find ones relative bearing to a known location (the beacon).The term electric beacon includes radio, infrared and sonar beacons. Radio beacons A radio beacon is a… …   Wikipedia

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