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 - Future Aeronautical Communications by Seamless Networking

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_27,
        author={Simon Plass and Christian Kissling and Tomaso Cola and Nicolas Wambeke},
        title={The SANDRA Communications Concept - Future Aeronautical Communications by Seamless Networking},
        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={Seamless networking IPv6 QoS aeronautical communications},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_27}
    }
    
  • Simon Plass
    Christian Kissling
    Tomaso Cola
    Nicolas Wambeke
    Year: 2012
    The SANDRA Communications Concept - Future Aeronautical Communications by Seamless Networking
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23825-3_27
Simon Plass1,*, Christian Kissling1,*, Tomaso Cola1,*, Nicolas Wambeke2,*
  • 1: German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 2: Thales Alenia Space
*Contact email: simon.plass@dlr.de, christian.kissling@dlr.de, tomaso.decola@dlr.de, Nicolas-van-wambeke@thalesaleniaspace.com

Abstract

The EU SANDRA (Seamless Aeronautical Networking through integration of Data-Links, Radios and Antennas) project [1] aims to design, specify and develop an integrated aircraft communication system to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness by ensuring a high degree of flexibility, scalability, modularity and reconfigurability. SANDRA aims at the definition of an access to an open system resulting in a collection of communications technologies targeted at specific operational settings. Within the paper the main ideas of this envisaged communications concept are addressed. Furthermore, quality of service management strategies are assessed with respect to their applicability and efficiency in the ATM (Air Traffic Management) context. Additionally, techniques for the selection of links for data transmission and the interaction between technology independent and technology dependent components in the networking architecture are covered by means of standardized communication protocols such as IEEE 802.21 and ETSI BSM extensions.