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Extending access to localizer performance with vertical guidance approaches by means of an SBAS to GBAS converter

Dautermann, Thomas and Ludwig, Thomas and Geister, Robert Manuel and Ehmke, Lutz (2020) Extending access to localizer performance with vertical guidance approaches by means of an SBAS to GBAS converter. GPS Solutions, 24 (2). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10291-019-0947-7 ISSN 1080-5370

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10291-019-0947-7


Currently, many commercial airline aircraft cannot perform three-dimensionally guided approaches based on satellite-based augmentation systems. We propose a system to rebroadcast the correction and integrity data via a data link as provided by the ground-based augmentation system such that aircraft equipped with a GPS landing system (GLS) can use the wide-area corrections and perform localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approaches while maintaining the same level of integrity. In consequence, the system loses some availability and the time to alert is slightly increased. We build a prototype system and present data collected for one week, confirming technical feasibility. There is a loss of 5.3 percent of availability during a 1-week data collection cycle in which we compared our system to standalone LPV service. We tested our prototype with two commercially available GLS receivers with positive results and successfully demonstrated the functionality with a conventional Airbus 319 equipped with a standard GLS receiver.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133533/
Document Type:Article
Title:Extending access to localizer performance with vertical guidance approaches by means of an SBAS to GBAS converter
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Dautermann, ThomasThomas.Dautermann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9469-5613
Ludwig, ThomasThomas.Ludwig (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3882-8359
Geister, Robert Manuelrobert.geister (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0433-1635
Ehmke, Lutzlutz.ehmke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 January 2020
Journal or Publication Title:GPS Solutions
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s10291-019-0947-7
Keywords:GNSS, SBAS, GBAS, Converter, GLASS
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 - Air Traffic Concepts and Operation, L - Communication, Navigation and Surveillance, L - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance
Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Dautermann, Dr. Thomas
Deposited On:21 Apr 2020 23:52
Last Modified:21 Apr 2020 23:52

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