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1 Federal Aviation Administration SUMMARY This information paper is intended to provide status of on going activities within the FAA for the implementation of the Data Communications Program. AERONAUTICAL COMMUNICATIONS PANEL (ACP) 20th MEETING OF WORKING GROUP M Montreal, Canada January 23 - 25, 2013 FAA Data Comm Program Status (Presented by: Peter Muraca, FAA) Agenda Item: 6 (a)

2 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 2 Agenda Background Program Baseline - Scope Program Lifecycle Services Roadmap Data Comm System View (end to end environment) Data Comm System Components Target Equipage Recent Activities Program Status – S1P1 Activities Program S1P1 Milestones

3 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 3 Ground Delay Savings Revised Departure Clearance Airport Information Flow Initiatives Direct Reroutes Crossing Restrictions Tailored Arrivals Aircraft Fuel Savings Seamless Uplink of Flow Initiatives / TFM Reroutes – Go Button Comm Transfer Workload Reduction Increased Safety – Reduced Operational Errors Background En Route Delay Savings and Increased Controller Productivity More Efficient Delivery of Clearances Allows Uplink of More Complex Clearances En Route Notifications o Provides two-way data between controllers, automation and flight crews o Safety-of-flight air traffic control (ATC) clearances, instructions, traffic flow management, flight crew requests and reports o Automation enhancements for ATC message generation and exchange o Provides two-way data between controllers, automation and flight crews o Safety-of-flight air traffic control (ATC) clearances, instructions, traffic flow management, flight crew requests and reports o Automation enhancements for ATC message generation and exchange 3

4 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 4 Program Baseline - Scope JRC approved Final Investment Decision for S1P1 (Departure Clearance service) for 41 sites –Data Comm Integrated Services (DCIS) contract –TDLS Departure Clearance (DCL) enhancements –ERAM contract modification supporting DCL service (AFN logon) –Moving forward with development of En Route services (S1P2) Tower Trials –Operational trials of the DCL service in Memphis, Newark, and Atlanta

5 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 5 Program lifecycle (IID) Initial Investment Decision Complete Service Level Agreements Complete Safety Assessments Complete Initial Requirement Documents Complete Initial Cost Benefit Analysis Complete JRC 2A, Initial Investment Decision Develop Specifications (Sys Eng) Complete Service Level Agreements Complete Safety Assessments Complete Initial Requirement Documents Complete Initial Cost Benefit Analysis Complete JRC 2A, Initial Investment Decision Develop Specifications (Sys Eng) Human Factors HITLS Standards Development Develop and Release SIR(s) Receive and Evaluate proposals Finalize Business Case Analyses Contract Award Human Factors HITLS Standards Development Develop and Release SIR(s) Receive and Evaluate proposals Finalize Business Case Analyses Contract Award (IARD) Investment Analysis Readiness Decision (FID) Final Investment Decision Tower automation IOC 2016 (Seg 1 Phase 1) En-Route automation IOC 2019 (Seg 1 Phase 2) Segment 2 IOC 2025 (ATN) Near Term Activities 5 DCIS Contract Award (Planned for Q4 FY12)

6 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 6 CY 141618202224262830 Segment 1 Phase 1 - Tower Service Segment 1 Phase 2 - En Route Services Departure Clearances (DCL) Tower IOC Avionics En Route IOC Initial En Route Services Full En Route Services Transfer of Communications Initial Check-In Altitudes / Altimeter Settings Go Button / Airborne Reroutes Tailored Arrivals Controller Initiated Routes Direct-to-Fix Crossing Restrictions Advisory Messages Speed and Headings Beacon Codes Stuck Microphone Services Roadmap TFM Data Comm Data Comm Routine Communications Reroutes Departure Clearance Ground System FANS FANS 1/A+ over VDL-2 transitioning to ATN ATN Tailored Arrivals Data Comm Routine Communications Segment 2 - Advanced Services 4D Trajectories D-TAXI

7 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 7 National Sites ZLC and ZTL Data Comm System View Ground Infrastructure - FAA –Tower Data Link Service (TDLS) –En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) –FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) Uplink/Downlink Infrastructure - FAA –Data Comm Integrated Services (DCIS/DCNS) Aircraft Upgrades – Airlines –FANS 1/A+ over VDL-2, later adding ATN B2 Phase 1 Phase 1 & 2 Phase 2

8 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 8 Data Comm System Components Tower Data Link (TDLS) Enhancements –In-house FAA development through the Inter-Facility Communications Engineering Team (IFCET) –Departure Clearance (DCL) and Revised DCL service Implementation En Route Automation (ERAM) Enhancements –Key functions needed for Tower Service and to enable subsequent En Route services (AFN, Flight Plan…..) Ground-Ground Telecommunications Service –FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) Data Comm Integrated Service (DCIS) –Contract awarded to Harris Corporation in September 2012 –Air/Ground VHF Data Link Mode 2 (VDL-2) Network Service (DCNS) –Engineering Integration Services –Manage Avionics Equipage Initiative

9 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 9 Target Equipage Initial service will be deployed with Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ avionics –Integrated avionics package functionality supports deployment of all Segment 1 Tower and En Route services –FANS in operation today Ground System deployment plans extend to align with Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) avionics projected for 2020s timeframe –ATN Baseline 2 will allow advanced NextGen operations such as Trajectory Based Operations, Conformance Management, etc. –ATN Baseline 2 standards are in the process of being finalized by joint US-European committee Air / Ground network will be VHF Data Link (VDL) Mode 2 –Program investigating accommodating VDL Mode 0 for Tower DCL service –Part of Tower trials is to determine if VDL Mode 0 can meet performance requirements for DCL

10 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 10 Recent Activities ERAM Enhancements Completed Critical Design Review (CDR) for Data Comm ERAM software enhancements Completed system integration of Data Comm ERAM software enhancements and began Development Test (DT) TDLS Enhancements Successfully completed TDLS Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Conduct Critical Design Review (CDR) in April 2013 ahead of schedule Tower Trials Awarded Contract for Data Communications Trial Automation Platform (DTAP) Completed functional test of DTAP at FAA Tech Center with NATCA controllers Conducted live end-to-end testing of DTAP into the flight deck avionics with United, UPS, Delta, and FedEx at FAA Technical Center Installed DTAP equipment (B4.5) and began functional testing at Memphis Tower Completed Departure Clearance (DCL) procedures and training development to support trials at Memphis Start 24x7 operational DCL trials in Memphis April 2013 Data Comm Integrated Service Awarded the Data Comm Integrated Services (DCIS) contract to Harris Procure Data Communication Network Services (DCNS) Approval & Coordination Achieved Final Investment Decision (FID) for Segment 1 Phase 1 (Tower Service) from the Joint Resources Council (JRC) Received endorsement for Segment 1 Phase 2 (En Route) services

11 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 11 Program Status – S1P1 Activities DCIS Acquisition Tower Automation Enhancements ERAM Enhancements for Tower Services Trials FY 2014 FY 2012 FY 2016 FY 2013 FY 2015 Proposal Evaluation DCNS Service at Tech Center 9/2013 DCIS Award 9/2012 DCNS Award 8/2013 Preliminary Design Review 10/2012 Specification Development Software Development Tower Service IOC 3/2016 TDLS V 12 Initial Test Release 7/2014 DCNS Service Acceptance 7/2014 Critical Design Review 8/2013 Critical Design Review 3/2012 Software and Hardware Development ERAM R 4.2 Initial Test Release 6/2014 Contract Mod Award 11/2012 Trials Coordination DTAP Award 4/2012 Operational Trials Begin 4/2013 Tower Trials Report Out 9/2014 Tower Deployment Integration & Test Trials Execution Data Communications Program – Status AEEC SAI Subcommittee (January 22 – 24, 2013 ) Miami, FLA

12 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 12 Program S1P1 Milestones Task NameBaseline Date ERAM Preliminary Design Review (PDR)9/2011 ERAM Critical Design Review (CDR)3/2012 FID: Final Investment Decision for ERAM & TDLS5/2012 DCIS Contract Award*7/2012 TDLS Preliminary Design Review (PDR)**12/2012 TDLS Critical Design Review (CDR)8/2013 ERAM Initial Test Release (ITR)6/2014 Operational Test (OT&E)11/2015 First-Site Initial Operational Capability (IOC)3/2016 In-Service Decision (ISD)12/2016 Operational Readiness Decisions (ORD)4/2017 Last-Site IOC5/2019 *DCIS contract awarded September 2012 **PDR being held October 23-25

13 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 13 Backup (services definitions) 13

14 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 14 Segment 1 Initial Tower Service Revised Departure Clearances (DCL) including revisions transmitted to the aircraft on the ground –Enables full route clearances and revisions –Exploits Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) avionics found in newer aircraft –Will not impact existing pre-departure clearance (PDC) services Will be delivered via FANS 1/A+ over VDL-2 –Initiate field trials in 2012 14

15 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 15 Transfer of Communications (TOC) Service and Initial Check-in (IC) Service –Enables controllers to handle traffic more strategically –Capacity increase of 15%-21% depending upon altitude –Basic capability with minimal overrides - use voice for special cases –Enhance later to handle special cases Will be delivered via FANS 1/A+ over VDL-2 Segment 1 En Route Services 15

16 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 16 Segment 1 En Route Services Go Button –Leverages Traffic Flow Management (TFM) program for more direct reroutes –Enables quicker recovery from bad weather or other Traffic Management Advisory situations –Required for full realization of capabilities and benefits from TFM Pilot Initiated Downlink – Request for direct-to-fix –More direct routes quickly and easily negotiated between controller and pilot –Reduces flight times and distance –Benefit of shortcutting to save fuel –Airlines have indicated this is a significant operational benefit 16

17 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 17 Segment 1 En Route Services Controller initiated direct-to-fix and controller response to this pilot request for direct-to-fix –Enables controllers to effectively handle more traffic –More efficient use of the whole controller team Crossing Restrictions and Altimeter Setting (AS) Service –Reduces burden of repetitive tasks on the controller –Cross Fix at Altitude –Cross Fix at Altitude and Speed All Data Comm Services increase Safety by reducing Hear- Back/Read-Back errors 17

18 Data Communications Program – Status ICAO ACP WG-M (January 23 – 25, 2013 ) Montreal, Canada 18 Segment 2 Advanced Services Trajectory Based Operations in Performance Based Airspace, providing conflict-free flight with stable aircraft routing Conformance Management to ensure aircraft compliance with trajectory Optimized Profile Descents and time-based metering NAS Airport status, delays and constraints, hazardous weather uplinked to the aircrew Taxi-in / Taxi-out service provides taxi routes for aircraft to follow from the gate to the runway 18


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