Airborne New and Advanced Satellite Techniques & Technologies in A System Integrated Approach
The expected performances of Space Based Technologies such as Satellite Communications (Satcom) and Satellite navigation (renewed GPS, Galileo) beyond 2010 offer the prospect of increased autonomous aircraft operation that will improve the operational capacity and safety of the air transport system with regard to the “Single European Sky” initiative. Anastasia aims to carry out research, evaluation and cost benefit analysis to define COM and NAV new technologies and new avionics architectures suitable for aircraft operation in the future satellite-based European Air Traffic Management environment for the corresponding CNS functionality. Outputs will be validated by theoretical analysis, by mock- up evaluations and selected flight-testing.
For Navigation a number of performance evaluations of various architectures will be made from a core system based on a multi-constellation, multi-frequency satellite signal reception principle. The investigated solutions will include antenna design, advanced signal processing, receiver integration and hybridisation techniques with low cost inertial sensors.
On the communication side, work will concentrate on the design and implementation of a prototype affordable aeronautical satcom system that will meet the evolving European ATM requirements. Research will also be made into higher bandwidth services, systems and airborne equipment to efficiently meet future aircraft communication requirements, including both future ATM and passenger needs.
The future needs of Surveillance will be consolidated with the requirements and key technology prototypes from Communication and Navigation.
The output of the project will be the definition of future avionics beyond 2010, the recommended techniques, technologies and proposed evolutions to international standards. An important strategic impact of the project is to help position European aviation industry in these competitive and strategic new domains.
Structure of projected work
ANASTASIA being an Integrated Project is divided into 5 sub-projects. The overall project will be managed as a whole. In addition, this will be supported by sub-project coordination. The responsibilities for sub-projects with partners of the consortium will be as follows: