A Study of the Communications Requirements for a 1985 to 2000 Operational Aeronautical Satellite System. Volume I: Atlantic Ocean Area. Phase 1.
ARINC RESEARCH CORP ANNAPOLIS MD
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A study was conducted to determine the number of communications channels required by an operational aeronautical satellite system during the period 1985-2000. Seven alternative operating scenarios have been considered, and the communications channels required by each have been evaluated. The evaluation entailed 1 the characterization of present oceanic communications traffic, 2 the estimation of future communications traffic as an extension of present-day traffic, and 3 the generation of operating scenarios and the determination of the number of communications channels required. The effort concentrated on air-to-ground and ground-to-air communications and incorporated the views of major international air carriers. Channel requirements were based on the assumption that a single control point would be used to control the use of channels, and calculations excluded any spare channels for system backup, emergency alerts or dedicated continuous broadcast purposes.
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