Communications

Communications

The Communications section includes all items related to technical and operational aspects of Air Traffic Management (ATM) voice and data communications systems, as well as facilities, procedures and applications that support them. The section also encompasses aspects related to aviation frequency spectrum management.

 

In the ATM and ATS domains, COMMUNICATIONS can be summarized under the three following topics:

Operational Datalink: Datalink applications, procedures and the utility they bring to different ATM functions. Specific emphasis is put on the development and application of Required Communication Performance (RCP) specifications;

Data Communications Infrastructure: this includes emerging technologies and their application to ATM communications,  with particular emphasis on the management of communication facilities to ensure their adequacy for this role;

Voice Communications: issues related to emerging technologies and their application to efficient ATM communications, while taking into account changes in the institutional and operational environment (ICAO, 2020).

 

What falls under Communications?

According to the Communications Panel (CP), the following areas of expertise are an integral part of Communications (ICAO, 2020):

1) The development and update of strategies and plans for aeronautical communications harmonization;

2) The consolidation and development of  operational requirements for voice and data communications;

3) Monitoring of the development and implementation of ATM communication systems and facilities;

4) The development, as required, of procedures and guidance material for:

a) Air-ground and ground-ground data applications for air traffic services;

b) A performance-based framework for communications;

c) Command and Control (C2) and ATC links for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS);

d) SATCOM voice;

e) Procedures to support ATM voice and data communications;

f) Items related to cybersecurity for ATM communications;

g) Infrastructure to support the items listed above.


Frequency spectrum management is also an integral part of, and closely linked to, the Communications domain, as highlighted by the Frequency Spectrum Management Panel (FSMP) (ICAO, 2020). The following aspects are included in this section:

  • The advancement of technological developments and innovation, in order for aviation to efficiently manage the finite and limited frequency spectrum resource;
  • Aeronautical frequency and/or spectrum management and the international process of developing the frequency spectrum as a resource;
  • Aspects falling under the jurisdiction of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (for more info, visit http://www.itu.int);
  • Matters covered by the World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC).

For more information, visit one of the following WIKIFATCA pages:

Communications 85

  1. 8.33 kHz Horizontal Expansion
  2. 8.33 kHz Horizontal Expansion
  3. 8.33 kHz Spacing
  4. AAS 1.5 AIR-GROUND DATALINK
  5. AAS 1.6 DATALINK APPLICATIONS – THE USE OF LOGICAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (LACK)
  6. ADME 2.13 NUMBERING OF AIRCRAFT IN THE AERODROME TRAFFIC CIRCUIT
  7. ADME 2.14 AUTONOMOUS RUNWAY INCURSION WARNING SYSTEM (ARIWS)
  8. Air-Ground Datalink
  9. Alpha Numeric Callsigns
  10. ANACNA to Collect and Collate R/F Procedures
  11. ATC Aspects of Interception of Civil Aircraft
  12. Aviation Radio Frequency Spectrum Protection
  13. COM 4.1 ALPHA – NUMERIC CALLSIGNS
  14. COM 4.10 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ATS UNITS
  15. COM 4.11 PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS FIVE LETTER NAMING CODES (5LNC)
  16. COM 4.2 TRAFFIC INFORMATION BROADCAST BY AIRCRAFT
  17. COM 4.3 8.33 kHz SPACING
  18. COM 4.4 COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE
  19. COM 4.5 RTF FREQUENCY USAGE
  20. COM 4.6 FREQUENCY BLOCKING
  21. COM 4.7 DIRECT CONTROLLER – PILOT COMMUNICATIONS
  22. COM 4.8 CPDLC – DATALINK COMMUNICATIONS
  23. COM 4.9 RTF PHRASEOLOGY IN CIVIL/MILITARY INTEGRATION
  24. Communication Between ATS Units
  25. Conditional Clearances
  26. Datalink – Review Policy on Downstream Clearances
  27. Datalink – Review Policy on Air Ground Datalink
  28. Development of Further Policy on Radio Failure Procedures
  29. Development of Further Policy on Radio Failure Procedures
  30. Development of Policy on Formation Flights Within Controlled Airspace
  31. Development of Policy on the Application of Datalink
  32. Direct Controller Pilot Communications (DCPC)
  33. Documented Evidence from both IFALPA and IFATCA
  34. Downstream Clearance Via Datalink
  35. HELI 5.2 HELICOPTER RTF PHRASEOLOGY
  36. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  37. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  38. High Frequency Datalink in Support of ATS
  39. Interference with Air Traffic Control Radiotelephony (RT)
  40. Investigate Potential Applications of ADS-B
  41. Investigate Radiotelephony Frequency Management
  42. Management of Mixed Mode Operations
  43. Misuse of Traffic Information Broadcast by Aircraft (TIBA)
  44. Mixing Datalink Equipages in the Same Airspace
  45. Monitoring TIBA
  46. New ICAO Phraseology on Taxi Instructions
  47. R/T Failure Procedures and Blocking of Frequencies
  48. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  49. Recent Developments in Mode S
  50. Relay of Flight Information from Air Traffic Service to Aircraft
  51. Report on the Introduction of 8.33 kHz Spacing
  52. Review ICAO Manual on Required Communication Performance (RCP)
  53. Review IFATCA Technical and Professional Manual on Technical Policy Statements related to Mixed Mode Operations
  54. Review of 8.33 kHz Phraseology
  55. Review of Alpha Numeric Callsign Systems
  56. Review of IFATCA Policy Concerning Helicopter Operations
  57. Review of Policy on FANS-1/A
  58. Review of Technical Policy
  59. Review Policy on ACAS Phraseology
  60. Review Policy on Alpha-Numeric Call Signs
  61. Review Policy on CPDLC
  62. Review Policy on Formation Flights within Controlled Airspace
  63. Review policy on Frequency Blocking
  64. Review Policy on RTF Communication Failure
  65. Review policy on RTF Frequency Usage
  66. Review Policy on RTF Phraseology (Helicopters)
  67. Review the Issues Concerning Controller Intervention Buffer
  68. RT Phraseology in Civil/Military Integration
  69. RTF Frequency Jamming
  70. RTF Policy to Reduce Workload in the Air and on the Ground
  71. Simultaneous Use of Two or More R/T Frequencies on ATC Sectors
  72. South Pacific of FANS-1/A Datalink Communications
  73. Study Call Sign Confusion
  74. Study Communication Failure
  75. Study Implementation of 8.33 kHz in Europe and Determine if any Problems Exist at the Europe-Africa Interface
  76. Study Numbering of Aircraft in the Aerodrome Traffic Circuit
  77. Study the Concept of Block Upgrades
  78. Surveillance Applications Policy – Operational Applications of ADS-B
  79. The Application of Air Ground Datalink
  80. The Definition of “Direct” in Direct Controller Pilot Communication (DCPC)
  81. The Use of Voice Communications in ADS Operations
  82. Traffic Information Broadcast by Aircraft (TIBA)
  83. Update on Datalink Development
  84. Use of Datalink in A Microwave Landing System
  85. Use of LACKs (Logical Acknowledgements) in CPDLC

Last Update: September 19, 2020  

October 27, 2019   200   superman    WIKI  

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