MH370 Pinger Locations

So the search turned up nothing!
If it was hijacked by a rogue state they might well have dropped a pinger to spoof location efforts. Hopefully not, but it reaffirms my conviction that we ought retrofit EPIRBS to the wings or tails of airliners ASAP, and modulate priority data including position on the acoustic ping itself when they fit longer life batteries to the next generation of black boxes. We at least ought to ‘Finger-Print” acoustically each pinger, correlate to a tail number, and log that data in a database. We could also similarly characterise each Iridium Satellite transmitter on the world’s ocean transiting airliners!


About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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