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Oceanic Situational Awareness over the North Atlantic CorridorAir traffic control (ATC) mandated, aircraft separations over the oceans impose a limitation on traffic capacity for a given corridor, given the projected traffic growth over the oceanic domain. The separations result from a lack of acceptable situational awareness over oceans where radar position updates are not available. This study considers the use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS) data transmitted over a commercial satellite communications system as an approach to provide ATC with the needed situational awareness and thusly allow for reduced aircraft separations. This study uses Federal Aviation Administration data from a single day for the North Atlantic Corridor to analyze traffic loading to be used as a benchmark against which to compare several approaches for coordinating data transmissions from the aircraft to the satellites.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Welch, Bryan (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Greenfield, Israel (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2005
Subject Category
Aircraft Communications and Navigation
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 22-184-10-07
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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