Item: Digital transceiving systems: the next generation of avalanche beacons
Title: Digital transceiving systems: the next generation of avalanche beacons
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1998 International Snow Science Workshop, Sunriver, Oregon
Authors: Bruce Edgerly, Backcountry Access, Inc., John Hereford, Rescue Technology, L.L.C.
Abstract: With the application of digital technology to avalanche transceivers in 1998, the snow safety industry has entered a new era. Forces within the growing backcountry recreation market are driving a rapid transition from analog to digital technology. Digital transceiving systems have shown enormous benefits in several key areas of avalanche rescue: search speed, ease of use, ease of learning, deep burials, and-with recent developments-multiple burials. As this technology increases in sophistication, however, so must industry standards. For avalanche transceiver technology to reach its fullest potential, the existing ETS 300 718 guidelines must be modernized to reflect the higher level of precision endemic to digital design. Tighter transmit pulse guidelines will go far to ease the transition into this new digital era.
Keywords: avalanche rescue, snow slides
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