Presentation on theme: "Presentation to European UAS Panel 2nd Workshop"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presentation to European UAS Panel 2nd Workshop Frequency SpectrumIvan MartinThalesOn behalf of
2 With no Spectrum, UAS will not exist No Frequencies, No UASUAS have a stringent need of radio-frequencies both for C2 and PayloadsDepending on system requirements and architecture, data link diversity and redundancy is a crucial element for UAS design, certification, qualification and cost-efficient world-wide operation in non-segregated airspace.Spectrum is overcrowded, resource is scarceInterferences and poor communication protection can jeopardize the future use of UASITU is regulating Spectrum management and will hold its next WRC in 2012 with dedicated agenda for UAS:C2ATC exchangesSense & Avoid exchangesITU-R process must be successful for UAS*With no Spectrum, UAS will not exist
3 ITU-R Status – WRC12 Agenda item 1.3 European position to be finalized Terrestrial component (LOS)Spectrum Requirement: 34 MHzNew AM(R)S allocations (Safety of flight communication band)5030 – 5091 MHz most likely bandSatellite component (BLOS): Method A2Spectrum Requirement: 56 MHzCurrent allocations (no need of new allocation)AMS(R)S: L band in early phase, 5 GHz later onor MSS/AMSS (if ICAO modifies its current position)No show stopper identifiedEuropean Industry supports the elaboration of a consensual position
4 Stanag 4660 Industry perspective NATO NIAG SG-140 ( , 34 industries) has the objective to standardize C2 LOS data link for TUAV, MALE, HALE, UCAVSTANAG 4660 Ed 1 ratification foreseen 2011 / beginning 2012Bandwidth required: 50 to 100 MHzTrend is to adopt NATO C Band (4400 – 4990 MHz) or alternate L/S bandsIndustry position in favour of NATO C bandAdoption of the bands [4400 MHz – 4900 MHz] for NATO and [5030 MHz – 5091 MHz] for civil is a technical optimumA single airborne terminal could be used both in segregated and non segregated airspace (like V/UHF radios)A good example of potential civil – military synergy
5 Key supporting studies SIGAT (contracted by EDA), study on the military frequency spectrum requirements for UAS GAT insertion, 23 partners, 9 Nations,EDA / ESA (ARTES 20) study on satcom solutions for UASESA (ARTES 1) "ESPRIT" study on emerging system concepts for UAS C2 via satelliteNATO NIAG SG140 (NATO Industrial Advisory Group) and STANAG 4660 : “Tuneable UAS Interoperable Command and Control Data Link”Supporting studies are a way to converge on jointly agreed industry positions in Europe
6 Industry Recommendations Support the preparation of future WRCs (2012 and beyond) on spectrum allocationLaunch technical studies / demonstrations for proof of concept and to provide solutions reducing spectrum requirementsA “follow on” to SIGAT is essential to support future European positionsStudies and demonstrations, as part of the EFC, on future SATCOM architectures, terrestrial end-to-end architectures, communication system integration, autonomy …Take benefit from civil – military synergiesConnect with SESAR for the consideration of interoperability with future ATM systems (LDACS in particular)Prepare for the implementation of future Satcom ServicesAddress potential new technologies to be developed for UAS
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