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SAE AS5134

(R) Aviation Visual Distress Signals (AVDS)

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Organization: SAE
Publication Date: 1 August 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 14
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This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides minimum performance and design standards for a handheld, high-intensity, flashing Aviation Visual Distress Signal (AVDS) based on light-emitting-diode (LED) technology operating simultaneously in visible (white) and near infrared (NIR) spectra designed to facilitate location and rescue of aviation accident/ditching survivors in open sea conditions.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to specify the performance requirements for an LED-based distress signal that can be used in lieu of pyrotechnic flares in transport category aircraft survival kits, meeting the following objectives: (a) provide an equivalent level of safety to pyrotechnic flares with respect to utility as an aid to search and rescue, and (b) eliminate the serious and potentially life-threatening hazards to life-saving equipment and ditching survivors posed by the use of pyrotechnics by untrained personnel in inflatable life rafts or slide/rafts.

Document History

SAE AS5134
August 1, 2020
(R) Aviation Visual Distress Signals (AVDS)
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides minimum performance and design standards for a handheld, high-intensity, flashing Aviation Visual Distress Signal (AVDS) based on light-emitting-diode (LED)...
June 1, 2018
(R) Aviation Visual Distress Signals (AVDS)
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides minimum performance and design standards for a handheld, high-intensity, flashing Aviation Visual Distress Signal (AVDS) based on light-emitting-diode (LED)...
December 1, 2001
Aviation Distress Signal
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides minimum performance and design standards to be applied to an Aviation Distress Signal, a handheld, high-intensity, stroboscopic light source designed to...
December 1, 2001
Aviation Distress Signal
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides minimum performance and design standards to be applied to an Aviation Distress Signal, a handheld, high-intensity, stroboscopic light source designed to...
June 1, 2001
Aviation Distress Signal
SCOPE: This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) provides minimum performance and design standards to be applied to an Aviation Distress Signal, a handheld, high-intensity, stroboscopic light source designed...

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