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LDACS: Future Aeronautical Communications for Air-Traffic Management

Schnell, Michael and Epple, Ulrich and Shutin, Dmitriy and Schneckenburger, Nicolas (2014) LDACS: Future Aeronautical Communications for Air-Traffic Management. IEEE Communications Magazine, 52 (5), pp. 104-110. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISSN 0163-6804

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Abstract

A major modernization process in air traffic management for civil aviation is currently taking place under the framework of SESAR and NextGen in Europe and the United States, respectively. Air traffic management modernization is required to meet the needs sustainable air traffic growth in Europe, the United States, and worldwide are posing. A key enabler for this modernization process is the introduction of improved communications, navigation, and surveillance technologies. In this article, new developments in aeronautical communications for air traffic management are presented, with special focus on the air/ground communications technology L-band Digital Aeronautical Communications System (LDACS). The most promising LDACS technology candidate, LDACS1, is described in detail, and possible extensions toward navigation and surveillance are discussed. With these extensions, LDACS1 is well placed to become the first integrated communications, navigation, and surveillance technology for civil aviation. Utilizing a common ground infrastructure, such an integrated approach simplifies deployment and reduces costs for both deployment and maintenance.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89991/
Document Type:Article
Title:LDACS: Future Aeronautical Communications for Air-Traffic Management
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schnell, MichaelMichael.Schnell (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Epple, Ulrichulrich.epple (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Shutin, DmitriyDmitriy.Shutin (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schneckenburger, Nicolasnicolas.schneckenburger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2014
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Communications Magazine
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:52
Page Range:pp. 104-110
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:0163-6804
Status:Published
Keywords:aeronautical communications, navigation, surveillance, L-band Digital Aeronautical Communications System (LDACS), alternative positioning navigation and timing (APNT), SESAR, NextGen
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
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Schnell, Dr.-Ing. Michael
Deposited On:31 Jul 2014 10:06
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:16

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