Missing aircraft crash sites and spatial relationships to the last radar fix

Koester, Robert J. and Greatbatch, Ian (2015) Missing aircraft crash sites and spatial relationships to the last radar fix. Aerospace Medicine And Human Performance, 87(2), pp. 114-121. ISSN (print) 2375-6314

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Abstract

In most circumstances, the last radar position is an excellent predictor of the crash site. However, 5% of aircraft are found further than 45.4 nmi. The flight and environmental conditions were identified and placed into an algorithm to aid search planners in determining how factors should be prioritized.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was supported by NASA [contract GS-23F-0092K] and USDA [contract USDA 2004-02667]
Uncontrolled Keywords: search & rescue, radar forensics, crash factors
Research Area: Computer science and informatics
Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017)
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
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Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 12:44
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 13:56
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3357/AMHP.4396.2016
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34195

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