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Airborne information initiatives: capitalizing on a multipurpose broadcast communications architecture
Author(s): R. C. Strain; J. C. Moody; E. C. Hahn; B. E. Dunbar; S. Kavoussi; J. P. Mittelman
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an experimental broadcast data link system architecture to identify and validate requirements for a broadcast data link and associated applications. Three key broadcast applications, including: automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast, flight information services-broadcast, and traffic information service-broadcast, are being investigated. The experimental system comprises three prototype components. The components are the universal access transceiver, the airborne research prototype, and the ground broadcast server. Simplicity, affordability, and beneficial capabilities are the driving considerations for this work. The operational objectives are: to provide capabilities that are simple, affordable, and provide immediate benefit and utility to the aircraft operator; to enhance the user's ability to maintain separation from other aircraft; and to enable simplifications to the air traffic management process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2737, Air Traffic Control Technologies II, (27 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241067
Show Author Affiliations
R. C. Strain, MITRE Corp. (United States)
J. C. Moody, MITRE Corp. (United States)
E. C. Hahn, MITRE Corp. (United States)
B. E. Dunbar, MITRE Corp. (United States)
S. Kavoussi, MITRE Corp. (United States)
J. P. Mittelman, MITRE Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2737:
Air Traffic Control Technologies II
Robert G. Otto; James Lenz; Russell Targ, Editor(s)

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