POTENTIAL USE OF HIGH FREQUENCY DATA TRANSMISSION FOR OCEANIC AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL IMPROVEMENT

This report is concerned with the transatlantic Air Traffic Control (ATC) data links in the high frequency (HF) band. The report tries to broaden the appropriate communication system concepts by fortifying them with general parametric objectives. While such a broad approach cannot escape practical constraints and reductions, especially in eventual design and implementation stages, it is nevertheless a useful tool here. It leads one to characterize the HF propagation medium more fully. This in turn enables one to conceive data communications outlines with more advanced structures and with emphasis on exploiting the latest technology, both hardware and software. A full study should be beyond this initial effort and incorporate several system alternatives, plus their tradeoffs in terms of objective gains versus system costs. This brief report concludes with a parametric summary of ATC HF channel issues, operational factors, and the importance of performance specification. Pertinent unresolved issues are also listed at the end. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Telecommunication Sciences

    National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Boulder, CO  USA 

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Nesenbergs, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AM-79-9 Final Rpt., TSC-FAA-79-1
  • Contract Numbers: FA-RA-78-15
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM