28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)

Modernization of Avionics and ATM
Perspectives from the  Air and Ground

Researchers of the University of Salzburg participated in the 28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) from October, 25th to 29th 2009 in Orlando, Florida, USA. They presented their research in several new publications:

  • M. Ehammer, T. Gräupl, and C.-H. Rokitansky, “TCP/IP over Aeronautical Communication Systems – Effects of Bandwidth Consumption,” in Proc. 28th DASC, 2009.
  • T. Gräupl, M. Ehammer, and C.-H. Rokitansky, “Simulation Results and Assessment of the NEWSKY Concept for Integrated IP-Based Aeronautical Networking,” in Proc. 28th DASC, 2009.

SANDRA Project started


Researchers of the University of Salzburg started their work on the SANDRA – Seamless Aeronautical Networking Through Integration of Data Links, Radios and Antennas (EC 7th framework programme) project.

English: The overall air transportation sector is currently under significant stress. With the demand in aircraft operations expected at least to double by the 2025 timeframe, there are well-founded concerns that current air transportation systems will not be able to accommodate this growth. Existing systems are unable to process and provide flight information in real time, and current processes and procedures do not provide the flexibility needed to meet the growing demand. New security requirements are affecting the ability to efficiently move people and cargo. The integration of different service domains with very heterogeneous requirements through a cost-effective and flexible avionic architecture is thus one of the main challenges addressed by the EU research project SANDRA. In this light, the SANDRA communication system will represent a key enabler for the global provision of distributed services for Common Decision Making based on the System Wide Information Management concept, and for meeting the high market demand for broadband passenger and enhanced cabin communication services.

Learn more at http://sandra.aero/


Deutsch: Durch den steigenden Flugverkehr, der sich laut Prognose bis 2025 etwa verdoppeln wird, gibt es Bedenken, dass aktuelle Flugverkehrssysteme dieser Steigerung nicht gewachsen sein werden. Bestehende Systeme sind nicht in der Lage Fluginformationen in Echtzeit zu bearbeiten und zur Verfügung zu stellen. Sie besitzen außerdem nicht die Flexibilität den hohen Ansprüchen der Luftfahrt gerecht zu werden. Eines der wichtigsten Ziele in SANDRA (Seamless Aeronautical Networking Through Integration of Data Links, Radios and Antennas) ist die daher Integration von verschiedenen Servicebereichen mit heterogenen Anforderungen durch eine kosteneffektive und flexible Avionik-Architektur.