Automatic emergency and position indicator

  • US 6,175,329 B1
  • Filed: 11/22/1999
  • Issued: 01/16/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An automatic emergency and position indicator system comprising:

  • (a) a field unit, the field unit comprising;

    (i) a trigger;

    (ii) a global positioning system receiver for receiving a plurality of global positioning system satellite signals;

    (iii) a processor, responsive to the global positioning system receiver, for providing global positioning system coordinates from the received global positioning system satellite signals; and

    (iv) a transmitter, responsive to the trigger, for transmitting to a predetermined receiving station the global positioning system coordinates; and

    (b) at least one receiving unit, remote from the field unit, the receiving unit comprising;

    (i) a computer; and

    (ii) a geographic information system database, coupled to the computer wherein the computer, in response to the received global positioning system coordinates and the database, generates a local geographic position.

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