Typically, there are over twenty radio systems on board the averagecommercial jet aircraft dealing with communication, navigation andsurveillance functions. Very high frequency (VHF) air-to-groundcommunication is usually the main method of information andcontrol exchange between pilot and air traffic control. Satelliteand high frequency radio links are used to complement this systemfor long range or oceanic information exchanges. Othercommunications systems are required between the airline operationcentre and the pilot and sometimes between the passengers and theground.
A comprehensive guide to current systems, networks andtopologies, this book covers application requirements forcommunication and related radio-navigation and surveillancefunctions in aeronautical systems. There is also an insight intofuture possibilities as technologies progress and airspaceoperation and control scenarios change.
Ideal for civil aviation authorities, airspace managementproviders and regulatory organizations, Aeronautical RadioCommunication Systems and Networks will also appeal to aircraft andradio equipment manufacturers and university students studyingaeronautical or electronic engineering.
* Provides a broad and concise look at the variouscommunications systems on board a typical aircraft from atheoretical, system level and practical standpoint with workedexamples and case studies throughout.
* Considers all types of aircraft from light aircraft to largecommercial jets and specialised supersonic aircraft.
* Looks at existing airport radio communication infrastructureand proposals for new very high bandwidth radio applications withinthe airport environment.
* Provides a complete list of formulae for engineering designanalysis and quick checks on system performance or interferenceanalysis.