Personal Satellite Services. Third International ICST Conference, PSATS 2011, Malaga, Spain, February 17-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

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The SANDRA Communications Concept – Integration of Radios

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_26,
        author={Jim Baddoo and Peter Gillick and Rex Morrey and Aleister Smith},
        title={The SANDRA Communications Concept -- Integration of Radios},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. Third International ICST Conference, PSATS 2011, Malaga, Spain, February 17-18, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={integrated modular radio integrated communications system aeronautical communications system software defined radio avionics},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_26}
    }
    
  • Jim Baddoo
    Peter Gillick
    Rex Morrey
    Aleister Smith
    Year: 2012
    The SANDRA Communications Concept – Integration of Radios
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_26
Jim Baddoo,*, Peter Gillick,*, Rex Morrey,*, Aleister Smith,*
    *Contact email: jim.baddoo@thalesgroup.com, peter.gillick@thalesgroup.com, rex.morrey@thalesgroup.com, aleister.smith@uk.thalesgroup.com

    Abstract

    The Single European Sky Air Traffic Management (ATM) research programme SESAR has identified continued growth in demand for aircraft communications as air traffic increases and communications become more network centric. Alongside existing systems such as VHF Data Link Mode 2, new systems such as the L-band Digital Aeronautical Communication System (LDACS) and the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) are being proposed. This growth is likely to increase the size, weight and cost of avionics radio communication equipment, so there is a need to examine new radio architectures which will help limit these increases. SANDRA is a European Commission programme which aims to design and demonstrate an integrated communications system using software defined radio techniques. The concepts behind the integrated communications system are described, including improved modularity using high-speed digital links, security, redundancy and certification. The specific requirements of the SANDRA programme and details of the proof-of-concept demonstrator are outlined.