Currently, several European research activities are being undertaken with the goal to develop improved communication technologies for aeronautical communication. These activities comprise ground-based, satellite-based, aircraft-to-aircraft and airport communication for all different application classes, like air-traffic services, airline operational and administrative communication, and aeronautical passenger communication. However, an initiative which aims at the integration of existing and emerging communication technologies into a global approach has so far been missing. NEWSKY fills this important gap by conducting upstream research activities focussed on a global aeronautical network design.
The main goal of NEWSKY is to integrate both different communication technologies and different application classes into a global heterogeneous aeronautical network with appropriate priority properties. The NEWSKY approach enables to achieve improved communication capabilities to allow enhanced information availability and sharing resulting in global situation awareness. The NEWSKY approach supports the realization of the Single European Sky concept and helps to create a future European ATM system which is viable well beyond 2020.
Work Program and Challenges
EU Sixth Framework Programme, STREP within DG TREN
German Aerospace Center (DLR), DThales Alenia Space, FFrequentis GmbH. ATriaGnoSys GmbH, DQinetiQ Ltd, UK Universität Salzburg, ADeutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), D
Frank SchreckenbachDLR – German Aerospace CenterInstitute of Communications and Navigation82234 Wessling, GermanyTel: +49 8153 282899Fax: +49 8153 281442