News


Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) The Combat Survivor Evader Locator system will provide the capability to communicate with and/or track, with precision, personnel on a global, near-real-time basis. Inherent in the system will be the capacity for two-way, line-of-sight voice communications and two-way, over-the-horizon data communications with low-probability-of-intercept and anti-jam features.

Details (U):

Description User Impact Programmatics Images
Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements
Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC  


Description (U):

(U) The CSEL system is a search and rescue system (SAR) defined by three segments that satisfy the Operational Requirements Document (ORD) threshold requirements: 1) the user segment, which includes a self-locating hand-held survivor radio, 2) an over-the-horizon communications segment, and 3) the ground segment which includes a communications network. Two way line-of-sight (LOS) voice communications between the evader and recovery forces or between evaders will be provided by a UHF/VHF radio capability in the CSEL hand-held radio. The radio will be capable of geo-location using the GPS precise positioning service (PPS) under dual frequency (Y Code) operation. To meet geo-positioning security requirements, CSEL will employ a Selective-Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM). CSEL will be the initial SAASM-equipped receiver, however, production of CSEL radios is not to be delayed by the development of SAASM.

(U) The size and weight of the CSEL radio will be equal to or smaller than the existing SAR radio (AN/PRC-112), 28 cu in. volume and 28 oz. weight (including the battery). Satisfying the radio's overall size and weight requirement will depend on the use of innovative miniaturization and packaging technologies.

User Impact (U):

(U) To be supplied.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational/Programmed.

Images (U):

NameTitle
CSELCombat Survivor Evader Locator Radio
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Initiatives (U):
NameTitle
GPS Block IIANAVSTAR Global Positioning System(GPS) Block IIA
GPS Block IIFNAVSTAR Global Positioning System(GPS) Block IIF
GPS Block IIRNAVSTAR Global Positioning System(GPS) Block IIR
Talon KNIGHTTalon KNIGHT
This Table Is Unclassified.

Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
NameTitle
Hand-HeldHand-held Receivers
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

NameTitle
NAVIGATIONSPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: NAVIGATION
This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Name
SMC CSEL Page
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) Air Force.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Lt Col Roger Robb, SMC, Open Phone: DSN 833-6509.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 02 February 1997





(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999