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102.1 Discuss the following search and rescue equipment. Rescue hook:
The rescue hook is the primary rescue device. All other rescue devices can only be utilized with the rescue hook. The large hook, rated at 3,000 pounds, shall be the only hook used to hoist personnel; the small hook, rated at 1,000 pounds, is to be used only for lightweight items such as mail. The equipment ring, rated at 1,500 pounds, can be used to hoist light equipment and mail.
102.1 Discuss the following search and rescue equipment. Rescue strop (“Horse collar”):
Is an inherently buoyant device made of closed cell foam with an orange external cover. It is designed to accommodate one survivor; a webbing strap running through the cover has a V-ring at both ends for attachment to the double rescue hook. Two black retainer straps, one with a snap hook and the other with a V-ring are provided with the strap. Pictured “NATO” donning instructions are printed in black on cover. Is primarily designed as a rescue device for uninjured personnel.
102.1 Discuss the following search and rescue equipment. MEDEVAC litter:
Is designed for in water, shipboard, mountain, and other restricted area rescues. This litter replaces the Neil-Robertson litter on all submarines and is an alternative to the standard Stokes litter. It has a low and narrow profile, floats with the patient’s head slightly reclined from the vertical, and is able to be hoisted vertically with its own sling, or horizontally using the standard rescue litter sling and trial line assembly. The litter folds in half for shipboard movements, rappelling, backpacking, or stowage. Hands-free transporting is permitted with the two carrying harnesses supplied. The litter is constructed of stainless steel, the case and bed of nylon ballistic cloth, the restraint straps (Velcro) use polyester hook tape with a nylon loop tape, and the zippers are heavy duty and non-corrosive. Fully rigged, it weighs approximately 40 pounds and measures 80 inches long and 16-1/2 inches wide.
102.1 Discuss the following search and rescue equipment Helicopter rescue equipment bag contents:
1) Hoisting Gloves
2) Crewman’s Safety Belt
3) Cable Grip
4) Chemical Lights 4in & 6in 5) Chemical Light Strap
6) Rescue Litter Sling Assembly
7) Hoist Quick Splice
8) Pneumatic Rescue Hand Tool
9) Blanket (Wool)
10) Cranial Assembly
11) Rescue Sling
12) LPU-32/Ps
State the purpose and components of the LPU-32 life preservers.
LPU-32/P – Is a dual cell, yoke assembly worn around the neck, and secured around the waist with an adjustable belt. It has two user-actuated inflators for the float assembly, and an oral inflation assembly comprising; an inflation tube, a check valve, and a manifold stem. The LPU-32/P weighs four pounds and provides 40 lbs of positive buoyancy. Attached in the front at the belt is a survival pouch containing the following required components:
-Whistle, ChemLite, and sea dye marker.
102.3 State the purpose of the following rescue swimmer equipment. Rescue Harness:
Shall be worn by the rescue swimmer on all rescues. It has the capability of carrying two day/night flares (Mk 124 Mod 0), a pocket shroud cutter, strobe light with blue lens, rescue swimmer’s knife, and four chemical lights. It provides a lifting V-ring and a snap hook, for double hoists. The rescue swimmer harness is the primary rescue device for rescuing those personnel wearing a lifting V-ring of gated D-ring on their survival equipment.
102.3 State the purpose of the following rescue swimmer equipment. LPU-28:
Used during Search and Rescue Operations. It is compatible with helicopter aircrewmen helmets. It provides storage and pile tape attachment points for the SDU-5E distress light and AN/PRC-125 Radio. Weighs a maximum of 2.5 pounds (without accessories) and provides a minimum of 30 pounds of buoyancy. It consists of a single compartment flotation assembly, a casing assembly, a waist belt, an oral inflation assembly, a carbon dioxide inflation assembly, and a pressure relief valve. Is constructed of heat sealed polyurethane film.
102.3 State the purpose of the following rescue swimmer equipment. WET Suit:
Is an exposure protective assembly for continuous wear and will protect the SAR swimmer from exposure to cold water, wind, and spray resulting from emergency rescue actions at sea.
Discuss the purpose and characteristics of the following radios: AN/PRC-90-2
Is a dual purpose, self-powered, personal survival transceiver, used principally for two-way voice communications between a downed aircrew member and a rescue aircraft. Provisions are included for swept-frequency indicator beacon signals to guide rescue efforts. Designed for the following: Two-way voice communications over a range of 60 nautical miles to aircraft operating at 10,000 feet altitude can be expected. An automatic direction finder (ADF) range of 50 nautical miles and a range of 80 nautical miles to aircraft operating 10,000 feet can be expected. Batteries have a maximum service life of 36 months from date of manufacture. Provides two fixed operating frequencies: the 243.0 MHz guard channel and the 282.8 MHz alternate channel. Is powered by a +14.0VDC mercury battery. The beacon mode transmits a variable frequency, which sweeps from 1600 to 300 Hz and then returns instantaneously to the 1600 Hz frequency and repeats the cycle. This occurs at a rate of 2 to three times per second.
- Weight 1.5 lbs max
- External dimensions: 6.0 x 3.1 x 1.40 (HxWxD)
- Antenna Height: 20.5 in
- Channels available: 2, fixed frequencies: 243.0 MHz, 282.8 MHz
- Volume: 26.0 cu in
- Beacon transmitter operates to 40,000 feet above sea level (MSL).
- Submersible depth in water: 50 ft max for 5 min
- 2ft max for 24 hr
Discuss the purpose and characteristics of the following radios: AN/PRC-112
The radio set functions as a survival radio/transponder which receives an interrogation on a predetermined UHF frequency 225.000 to 299.975 MHz in 25kHz steps), and transmits a response message on the same frequency. The interrogation and response data are of a similar modulation format. Data is transmitted using both amplitude and phase modulation. The radio set functions as a conventional two-way radio by providing for voice transmissions over line of sight paths. The operator can transmit/receive voice on 121.5, 243.0 and 282.8 MHz or one of two predetermined frequencies in the 225.000 to 299.975 MHz range.
Discuss the purpose and characteristics of the following radios: AN/PRC-125:
Is a self-contained, watertight, battery-operated, dual-channel communication transceiver providing two-way communications on two operator selectable frequencies in three modes, (1) voice transmit (2) voice receive, and (3) beacon transmit. Its purpose is to provide two way voice communications at 282.8 MHz and both voice and beacon operation at 243.0 MHz during search and rescue missions. Powered by a replaceable mercury oxide battery, carried internally.
Discuss the purpose and characteristics of the following radios: AN/PRC-149
Is a personal non-combat emergency communication radio and emergency locator beacon transmitter. The radio set operates in the voice transceiver mode on three manually selected emergency frequencies. A triple frequency beacon mode provides transmission on all three internationally recognized search and rescue frequencies. The PRC-149 provides signal and voice communication; from SAR swimmer to SAR aircraft during operations, or from downed aircrew to SAR party during emergency.
It is battery powered and contains: a UHF/VHF antenna, GPS antenna, a LED display, an ON/OFF switch, a PTT switch, a microphone, a speaker, and a headphone.
Define the acronym HABD and state its purpose.
Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Device (SRU-40/P): is a compact, self-contained breathing device consisting of; a first stage regulator assembly, a second stage regulator assembly, and a hose assembly. (The second stage assembly only comes in one size.) The first stage assembly includes the aluminum cylinder that holds 1.5 cubic feet of air at 3000 psi. This allows for one to three minutes of breathing depending on the individual. Manufactured by US Divers Inc.
102.6 Describe the capabilities of Night Vision Devices (NVD).
The ANVIS (Aviators Night Vision Imaging System) is a helmet-mounted passive binocular that provides the capability for pilots to fly in terrain flight modes at night. The binocular is powered by batteries or batteries and an on-board aircraft power converter. The system amplifies ambient light from sources such as the moon, stars, and skyglow so the viewed scene becomes clearly visible to the operator. A light-emitting diode (LED) indicator on the visor mount comes on or blinks if the battery voltage drops below safe limits. The binocular can be adjusted for the distance between the operator’s eyes, vertical distance, tilt, eye relief, diopter setting and focus. In addition, the binocular may be flipped up and stored away from the eyes in an emergency. HC-5 currently uses ANVIS-9 devices.
102.7 Describe the purpose of the SV-2B survival vests and the LPU.
Designed as a constant wear item for use with the survival vest and will not interfere with the removal of the nonintegrated parachute harness. Survival item pouches are attached to the life preserver casing. The SV-2B is constructed mainly of nylon cloth and is fitted with an adjustable harness, leg straps, rear elastic straps, survival item stowage pockets. Provides 60 lbs of positive buoyancy.
102.8 State the conditions that require the use of anti-exposure suits.
a) Water temperature is 50F or below
b) The outside air temperature (OAT) is 32F.
c) If the water temperature is between 50F and 60F, the commanding officer of the unit concerned must determine whether anti-exposure suits are necessary based on SAR factors as follows:
1. Assess maximum probable rescue time. This is a function of mission distance, SAR equipment, and SAR location.
2. Determine the lowest water temperature in the mission area during the time period of flight.
d) When water temperature is below 60F and anti-exposure suits are not required, flight equipment ensemble shall include anti-exposure and Aramid undergarments. Wearing double layers of these undergarments can significantly improve anti-exposure performance.
e) Final determination, with regard to actual wearing of anti-exposure suits, shall be made by the CO or officer in charge (OIC) of the unit concerned. It will be based on all pertinent factors (class aircraft, type and duration of assigned mission, ambient cockpit temperatures, suit ventilation features, combat versus non-combat environment, availability of SAR facilities).