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FACTS2: Extended Simulation Framework for ATM Communication Demand Analysis of Europe

Gräupl, Thomas (2017) FACTS2: Extended Simulation Framework for ATM Communication Demand Analysis of Europe. 36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 17.-21. September 2017, St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

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Abstract

The modernization of the European air transportation system will increase the need for data communication. This creates the need for large-scale simulations to ascertain that new aeronautical communication systems fulfil the requirements of future air traffic management communication. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) created a framework for such simulations based on service-oriented software architecture. The Framework for Aeronautical Communications and Traffic Simulations 2 (FACTS2) is based on the concept of service oriented simulation: Creating complex simulations from simple software building blocks called "services". In this paper we describe the extension of the FACTS2 simulation framework by a communication load simulation suitable to feed aeronautical communication technology evaluations. We create a simulation toolchain from existing and new FACTS2 simulation services and interconnect them using XML and the UNIX pipe interface. We demonstrate our method with the air traffic management communication demand analysis of the continental European airspace. Our results indicate that the expected air traffic management communication load for the ESRA08 area is below 3,000 kbps in the ground-to-air direction and less than 1,000 kbps in the air-to ground direction until 2035.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121008/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:FACTS2: Extended Simulation Framework for ATM Communication Demand Analysis of Europe
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gräupl, Thomasthomas.graeupl (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7864-774X
Date:2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:computer simulation; air traffic management; aeronautical communication; service oriented architecture
Event Title:36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference
Event Location:St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-21. September 2017
Organizer:IEEE/AIAA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Communication, Navigation and Surveillance
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Gräupl, Thomas
Deposited On:17 Jul 2018 14:18
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:18

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