AeroMACS Implementation Analyses

December 2014
Topics: Aviation and Aeronautics, Air Navigation, Communications Technology (General)
Dr. Izabela L. Gheorghisor, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Alexe E. Leu, The MITRE Corporation
Steven R. Bodie, The MITRE Corporation
Frank Box, The MITRE Corporation
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The FAA is currently in the process of developing a strategy for the implementation of the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) in the National Airspace System (NAS). AeroMACS networks will provide high-data-rate communications in the airport environment in support of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) operations.

At the request of the FAA, the MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (MITRE/CAASD) has provided technical inputs to the AeroMACS strategy development team, and performed technical analyses of AeroMACS scenarios. These analyses will provide inputs for future channelization planning activities, and will facilitate the definition of use cases for Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development. MITRE/CAASD has also performed an analysis to identify potential NextGen Operational Improvements that AeroMACS networks could support.

This report documents MITRE's contributions, analyses, and findings.​

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