Presentation on theme: "Update on Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications (WAIC) ICAO, ACP-WG-W, Montreal Marcella Ost January 22, 2010 ACP WG-W/3 IP-3."— Presentation transcript:
1 Update on Wireless Avionics Intra-Communications (WAIC) ICAO, ACP-WG-W, Montreal Marcella OstJanuary 22, 2010ACP WG-W/3IP-3
2 AVSI and WAIC What is AVSI Aerospace Vehicle System Institute - A cooperative of aerospace industries and government agencies. Members include Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Goodrich, Gulfstream, GE Aviation, Honeywell, NASA, United Technologies, US DoD (observer).Brings together industry, government and academia to focus on developing improved aerospace vehicles.Creates an environment for collaboration on R&D; investigates emerging technologies; influences standards and policies to promote cost effective systems development and certification.What is WAICAn official project of AVSIRadiocommunications between two or more points on a single aircraft.May include integrated wireless components and/or installed components.Part of a closed, exclusive network required for operation of the aircraft.Do not provide air-to-ground or air-to-air communications.Only safety related applications are being contemplated.
3 AVSI and WAIC Potential WAIC Applications Low Data Rate, Interior Applications:Cabin PressureEngine SensorsSmoke Detection Sensor Data (unoccupied and occupied areas)Low Data Rate, Outside Applications:Ice DetectionLanding Gear/Brake Temperature SensorsHigh Data Rate, Interior Applications:Flight Deck/Cabin Crew Video and AudioAir Data SensorsEngine Prognostic SensorsHigh Data Rate, Outside ApplicationsStructural Sensor DataAvionics Communications BusActive Vibration Control
4 Importance of WAIC to the Aviation Industry Wireless connectivity can improve flight-safety and operational efficiency, while reducing manufacturing and operational costs.Wireless link for redundancyReduce aging wiring and associated conditionsWeight Reduction Potential – environmental benefitsIncreased ReliabilityFewer connector pins/failures, cracked insulation, & broken conductorsMesh networks could provide redundancyImprove Operational EfficiencyAbility to obtain more data from aircraft surfacesLess wire maintenance to remediate chafing conditionsSimplify and reduce life-cycle cost of airplane wiringReduced weight should save fuel costs
5 ITU-R and ICAO Lead Groups WP5B is lead ITU-R GroupWAIC Preliminary Draft New ReportTechnical Characteristics and Operational ObjectivesWorking Document adopted as a Preliminary Draft New Report (Nov. 09)Next step is to approve document as a “Draft New Report” (May 10), and then Report (Nov. 10)ICAO WG-FWorking closely, updating, receiving guidance and feedback.Regional EffortsEngagement in regional regulatory forums in Europe (CEPT), Americas (CITEL), Asia (APT). Plans to present to Arab States and ATU in 2010.Slide 5
6 ICAO Role and ITU-R Regional Support Depending on how ITU-R work progresses, and whether the option of a WRC 2015/16 Agenda Item is pursued, support from Regions and ICAO will be essential.Important that world-wide allocation(s) be obtainedSpectrum usage must fall within ICAO ConventionEquipment certification must have same regulatory benefits as “avionics” and other aviation equipmentSlide 5
7 Thank You Marcella Ost Regional Director International Regulatory AffairsSlide 20