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AeroMACS System Characterization and DemonstrationsThe Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) is being developed to provide a new broadband wireless communications capability for safety critical communications in the airport surface domain, providing connectivity to aircraft and other ground vehicles as well as connections between other critical airport fixed assets. AeroMACS development has progressed from requirements definition through technology definition, prototype deployment and testing, and now into national and international standards development. The first prototype AeroMACS system has been deployed at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and the adjacent NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). During the past three years, extensive technical testing has taken place to characterize the performance of the AeroMACS prototype and provide technical support for the standards development process. The testing has characterized AeroMACS link and network performance over a variety of conditions for both fixed and mobile data transmission and has included basic system performance testing and fixed and mobile applications testing. This paper provides a summary of the AeroMACS performance testing and the status of standardization activities that the testing supports.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kerczewski, Robert J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Apaza, Rafael D.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Dimond, Robert P.
(Verizon Business Federal Network Systems Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
May 23, 2014
Publication Date
March 2, 2013
Subject Category
Aircraft Communications And Navigation
Report/Patent Number
IEEEAC Paper #2342
Meeting Information
Meeting: 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Location: Big Sky, MT
Country: United States
Start Date: March 2, 2013
End Date: March 9, 2013
Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Public Use Permitted.
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