The ESA project ANTARES (AeroNauTicAl Resources Satellite based) is the second phase (B) of the ESA Iris programme (in the framework of ARTES 10). Within this study a new satellite communication standard for Air Traffic Management is being defined, together with the design and definition of the entire system architecture.
The outcomes of the ANTARES project represent the satellite based solution within the SESAR Joint Undertaking (Single European Sky ATM Research).
The results of this study shall contribute to a modernization and improvement in efficiency of Air Traffic Management from the year 2020 on. The solutions developped in ANTARES shall provide pilots and crews with the means of digital communication in continental as well as oceanic remote and polar regions.
To achieve this, a communication standard is being developped within a 2 year study phase which will be verified and validated in a verification testbed afterwards.
The main tasks within ANTARES are:
DLR tasks include:
The overall ANTARES project consists of 2 different phases: