• SJU reference # PJ.14-W2-77 /Release 10
  • Stakeholders
    ANSP
    AO
    AU
    NM
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
    Operational efficiency
    Safety
    Security
  • Status In the pipeline

RESILIENT DATALINK INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORTS CONTINUED GROWTH

This Solution was formerly part of PJ.14-02-04-W1

Europe’s future satellite communications will need to support an increased number of aircraft, new types of manned and unmanned craft, as well as military air traffic. This demands higher datalink communication capacity and better performance than any kind of current communication system. SESAR is focused on developing an air-ground communication infrastructure capable of supporting future air traffic services in addition to flight operations centres (or military wing operations centres). A key part of resilient air-ground communications is the development of a future communications infrastructure (FCI) network infrastructure to support future service concepts and the migration towards internet protocol. The extension of a common, shared, integrated and resilient network infrastructure is necessary to enable SWIM applications and interfaces between all parties, including the military.

Timely access to airspace management data and information services is the first step towards enabling real-time sharing of trajectories in 4D. The SESAR research includes completion of specifications for the FCI network infrastructure in order to support multilink capability and complete mobility between different datalink systems such as satellite communications (SatCom), LDACS, or AeroMACS. It also addresses civil-military interoperability requirements for ground/ground network interfaces, safety and security requirements. The candidate solution will improve safety and security, enhancing the efficiency and flexibility of the overall datalink system through the provision of resilient multilink and mobile communications capabilities to the aircraft.

BENEFITS

Increased cost efficiency

Enhanced safety and security

Improved interoperability

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