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GPS Solar Life Buoy / life buoy

GPS Solar Life Buoy
GPS Solar Life Buoy

Time is precious during sea rescue mission. The longer it takes to search for survivors, the less chance they stay alive. “GPS Solar Life Buoy” helps the rescue team to locate the survivor quickly and accurately with Global Positioning System. Procedure: A waterproof solar panel and GPS receiver are installed in the Life Buoy. When original battery is low, the device will be powered by sunlight. With signal gathering from the Global Positioning satellites, the GPS receiver calculates its position on the Earth. Meanwhile, the information is sent to the rescue team via the satellites. With GPS and satellite map, the rescue team save survivors.


National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, Taiwan

Meng-Hsueh Hsieh,
National Cheng Kung University