Aeronautical Air–Ground Data Link Communications
FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications
Publication Date: November 2014 Hardback 150 pp.
Due to both the constant increase in air traffic and the migration of air–ground communications from analog voice to digital data, the current, emerging and future communication systems are facing a tremendous challenge: to provide efficient links with suitable capacity, availability and integrity.
The aviation industry and airlines are expecting researchers, engineers and technicians to define, design, deploy and maintain current and future aeronautical systems dedicated to air–ground data link communications, but even well-trained researchers, engineers and technicians in current ground networks and their protocol architectures may have a lack of background information on the specific properties and constraints of the aeronautical environment and its organization, when they have to address aeronautical communication networks.
The authors of this book therefore have several objectives: firstly, to provide the reader with a means to explore the field of aeronautical air–ground data link communications; secondly, to give a comprehensive overview of the current, emerging and future communication systems dedicated to data link in the context of aeronautical air–ground communications; and finally, to provide information on research tracks for future aeronautical communication.
This book is highly educational and informative for readers (researchers, engineers, technicians or students, for instance) who already have some basic knowledge of data communication networks, enabling them to quickly discover and understand the constraints, features and properties of aeronautical air–ground communication systems.
1. Current Communication Radio Systems for Data Link.
2. Emerging and Future Communication Radio Systems for Data Link.
3. Challenges and Research Directions.
About the Authors
Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud is Research Associate Professor at Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile in France.
Christophe Guerber is a teacher at Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile in France.
Nicolas Larrieu is Full Professor at the research group ResCo at the TELECOM laboratory of ENAC (French Civil Aviation University). His research topics deal with designing new communication architectures and original security architectures for emerging networks such as IP-based aeronautical communication networks or UAV communication networks.
Alain Pirovano is a researcher at Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile in France.
José Radzik is a researcher at Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in France.