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Aeronautical Telecommunications Network

Advances, Challenges, and Modeling, 1st Edition

Edited by Sarhan M. Musa, Zhijun Wu

CRC Press

504 pages | 26 Color Illus. | 224 B/W Illus.

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Addresses the Challenges of Modern-Day Air Traffic

Air traffic control (ATC) directs aircraft in the sky and on the ground to safety, while the Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) comprises all systems and phases that assist in aircraft departure and landing. The Aeronautical Telecommunications Network: Advances, Challenges, and Modeling focuses on the development of ATN and examines the role of the various systems that link aircraft with the ground. The book places special emphasis on ATC—introducing the modern ATC system from the perspective of the user and the developer—and provides a thorough understanding of the operating mechanism of the ATC system. It discusses the evolution of ATC, explaining its structure and how it works; includes design examples; and describes all subsystems of the ATC system.

In addition, the book covers relevant tools, techniques, protocols, and architectures in ATN, including MIPv6, air traffic control (ATC), security of air traffic management (ATM), very-high-frequency (VHF) digital link (VDL), aeronautical radio and satellite communications, electromagnetic interference to aeronautical telecommunications, quality of service (QoS)-satisfied ATN routing mechanism speed dynamic environments, and service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based ATN transmission control algorithm. It also incorporates published research and technical reports to illustrate existing problems, highlight current methods and opportunities, and consider future directions and trends.

The authors:

  • Provide an overview of ATN
  • Illustrate the composition of the ATC system
  • Explain how to design an ATC system
  • Reveal how to use an ATC system to control in-flight airplanes
  • Present the results of author research on spatial mitigation
  • Introduce the electromagnetic interference effects and response measures of aviation communications equipment
  • Analyze the protective measures of aircraft and ground stations against electromagnetic interference

The Aeronautical Telecommunications Network: Advances, Challenges, and Modeling highlights the advances, challenges, and modeling of ATN, and implements strategies for integrating existing and future data communications networks into a single internetwork serving the aeronautical industry. This book can aid readers in working to ensure the effective management of air traffic and airspace, and the safety of air transport.


"I think that the book is relevant in terms of its contents, treatment of the topics discussed and scope thereof. … I believe that the book will be a great contribution to the need for information on the development of ATN network for designers and engineers developers such networks worldwide."

—Oscar Fernando Pico Ortiz, National University of Colombia

"This book gives an overview of the aeronautical telecommunications network. It provides a good introduction to the reader of the current state of ATNs, the challenges faced in using them in modern times, and the recently proposed advancements in ATN architecture to overcome such challenges. The book does a good job of explaining the basics; anyone with minimal previous knowledge of communication techniques can read the book to understand the state of the art and future direction of ATNs."

IEEE Wireless Communications, October 2016

Table of Contents

Overview of Aeronautical Telecommunication Network; Sarhan M. Musa and Zhijun Wu

Optimization and Enhancement of MIPv6 in ATN; Douzhe Li and Zhao Li

Modern Air Traffic Control Systems; Yun-Fei Jia

Security of VHF Data Link in ATM; Yue Meng

VDL2 Key Technology and Simulation; Gao Lin

GNSS Multipath Interference and Mitigation for UAVs in Urban Canyon Environments; Saeed M. Khan

Electromagnetic Interference to Aeronautical Telecommunications; Zhigang Liu

Analysis and Modeling of the QoS Mechanism in ATN; Douzhe Li and Zhao Li

Time Division Multiplexing in Satellite Aeronautical Communications System; Sarhan M. Musa and Zhijun Wu

ATN Transmission Control Algorithm Based on Service-Oriented Architecture; Haitao Zhang

About the Editors

Sarhan M. Musa, PhD, is currently an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology, Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, at Prairie View A&M University, Texas. He has been director of Prairie View A&M Avaya Networking Academy, Texas, since 2004. Dr. Musa has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a frequent invited speaker, has consulted for organizations around the world, and has written and edited several books. Dr. Musa is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is also an LTD Sprint and a Boeing Welliver fellow.

Zhijun Wu, PhD, currently serves as a professor in the School of Electronics and Information Engineering Technology at Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), Tianjin, China. He has been director of CNS/ATM Institute, CAUC, since 2006. Professor Zhijun Wu has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is a frequent invited speaker on electronics and information technology, has consulted for multiple organizations nationally and internationally, and has written and edited several books. Professor Zhijun Wu is a senior member of the Institute of Communication, Tianjin, China, and a Boeing Welliver fellow.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications