Airborne New and Advanced Satellite Techniques and Technologies in a System Integrated Approach

In the first 20 years of the 21st century, air traffic is expected to approximately double in volume. Future satellite-based navigation and communication systems should play a central role in this domain, allowing increased efficiency of airspace use, which will in turn help increase airspace and airport capacities and consequently the overall efficiency of air transport in carrying more passengers safely. In addition, the better management of airspace and time spent in flight will have a positive impact on air pollution, noise and fuel consumption. The core of ANASTASIA research is to provide on-board Communication Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) solutions to cope with the foreseen doubling of air traffic by 2020. In the navigation domain, ANASTASIA will carry out research to define technology and system architectures for the navigation function, which is expected to allow the development of a new generation of airborne GNSS receivers for all phases of flight. Such systems will offer accurate and safe global navigation while reducing the avionics cost through the optimisation of the number and complexity of onboard equipment. On the communication side, the work will be focused on the design and implementation of a prototype, an affordable aeronautical satellite communications system that will meet the evolving European ATM requirements. Research will also be made into higher bandwidth services, systems and airborne equipment to meet impending aircraft communication requirements efficiently, including both future ATM and passenger needs. The future needs of surveillance will be consolidated with the requirements and key technology prototypes from communications and navigation. The work conducted in the ANASTASIA project ranges from the elaboration of operational needs to simulations and flight trials with validated avionics architectures and key technologies. The main goal is to pave the way for the introduction of new satellite-based technologies into aircraft operations, in both navigation and communication. The main outcome of ANASTASIA will be recommendations for future civil aircraft operations, and a set of evaluated technologies and avionics architectures achievable from 2010 that will enable a more autonomous, satellite-based aircraft operation.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft GmbH, Austria; RHEA System S.A., BelgiumAscom (Switzerland) Ltd., Switzerland; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), GermanyAirbus Deutschland GmbH, Germany; EADS Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany; TriaGnoSys GmbH, Germany; GateHouse A/S, Denmark; Universidade de Vigo, Spain; THALES Avionics S.A., France; Airbus France S.A.S., France; Dassault Aviation S.A., France; EADS ASTRIUM S.A.S., France; EADS CCR, France; Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, France; SIREHNA, France; Selenia Communications S.p.A., Italy; Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaart Laboratorium (NLR), Netherlands; Data Respons Norge AS, Norway; Skysoft Portugal - Software e Tecnologias de Informaçao S.A., Portugal; Russian Institute of Space Device Engineering, Russia; Geo-ZUP Company, Russia; INMARSAT Ltd., United Kingdom; THALES Avionics Ltd., United Kingdom; ERA Technolo


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strengthening Competitiveness

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Catros, J

  • Start Date: 20050400
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090400
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25664

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  • Accession Number: 01461591
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM