Presentation on theme: "Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft"— Presentation transcript:
1 Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft Satellite Systems Supporting the Modernization of Civil Aviation Telecommunications SystemsDavid WeinreichSenior Manager ITU-R ActivitiesInternational Regulatory AffairsConnexion by BoeingSM9 September, 2004
2 What does Connexion by BoeingSM Enable? Real-time two-way, high-speed Internet andBroadband corporate Intranet accessE-commerceIn-flight travel and destination informationLive video distribution (News, Financial, Sports and Entertainment)Real-time aviation security information
3 Current and Potential E-enabled Applications Flight OperationsElectronic Flight BagWeight & BalancePerformance DataOperational ChecklistsAccess to Flight Information servicesCharts and MapsCrewAirline specific toolsSecurityPassengers(real-time)Intranet / InternetNews/Sportse-CommerceCargoCustoms ClearanceCargo/Baggage monitoringMaintenanceMaintenance documentationMaintenance improvementsAircraft Health MonitoringElectronic logbookData loading(real-time)Operational s/w and data bases storageFlight Operations Quality Assurance downloadEquipment ListCabin CrewPassenger data baseCrewCabin E – LogbookA/C DocumentationCredit Card validationCabin inventoryQuality monitoringReservationsSecurity
4 Transponders added as fleet grows Forward LinkMultiple Ku-BandTranspondersOne forward link signal per transponderA transponder will carry data for multiple aircraftAircraft receive the transponder signal and accept data addressed to itMultiple transponders may be used in a regionEach aircraft may receive from multiple transpondersTransponder #1Transponder #2Transponder #3Transponder #NManyAircraft~5 MbpseachTransponders added as fleet grows
5 Transponders added as fleet grows Return LinkMultiple Ku-BandTranspondersEach aircraft is assigned to one transponderMultiple aircraft may share one transponder using multiple access codesNOC manages aggregate EIRP for FSS protectionMultiple transponders may be used for return links in a coverage regionTransponder #NTransponder #1Code #1Code #2Code #3Transponder #1...Code #1Transponder #NCode #216 kbps to1024 kbpsper A/CCode #3Transponders added as fleet grows
6 Aircraft Earth Station FrequencyGHz UplinkGHz DownlinkAntennaPhased array, orReflectorModemOffset-QPSK (similar to DVB)Spread to ~90% of transponder bandwidthReduced interference potentialDSSS return linkData RateForward link: 5 Mbps per transponder (may receive multiple transponders)Return link: up to 1 Mbps
7 CbB Global Service Coverage NorthAtlanticCentral AsiaNorthPacific(NA)EuropeNorthNorthNorthAmericaPacificPacificMidSouthAtlantic(Asia)(Asia)AsianCorridor-MiddleEastIndianSubcont.Mexico/CentralAmericaAfricaSouthwestPacificSouthPacificSoutheastAsiaSouthPacificSouthAmericaAustralia
8 Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft What will Broadband Connectivity accomplish for Aviation Communications?Broadband Connectivity will allow more and better communications for passengers and airline companies which will result in increased and betterSecurityEfficiencyPassenger Satisfaction
9 Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft Why is Broadband Connectivity necessary?Advanced aeronautical systems are producing – and relying on - ever increasing amounts of data that are used to improve their ease of use, effectiveness and efficiency.Often at times it is necessary to communicate these data to external entities in order to achieve the advantages that these advanced systems bring.These facts apply to all advanced systems including aircraft operation and communications.
10 Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft How is Broadband Connectivity better than the systems currently in use?Broadband Connectivity allows more data to be transferred in a smaller amount of time.Broadband Connectivity allows better and more complete information to be delivered.In flight equipment monitoring, telemetered to the ground, can flag potential problems and permit provisioning of repair parts in advance of landing leading to more efficient turn-around times.Broadband Connectivity enables higher fidelity and advanced status reporting that results in more comfortable and more efficient operations.Weather information, including detailed maps, would lead to more comfortable flights.
11 Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft What are the potential applications of Broadband Connectivity?Enhanced on-board Equipment Status ReportingImproved Access to real time Weather Data, both En route and TerminalTransfer of Updated Navigation ChartsAirport and Airway Status UpdatesOn-Board Video Surveillance, sent to the ground, for Improved SecurityVideo Tele-Medical Assistance for both Passengers and Crew
12 Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft Broadband Connectivity to Aircraft will enable more secure, more efficient and more comfortable flying by allowing improved communications that will facilitate better flight status information, improved maintenance, enhanced on-board security and improved crew and passenger communication.