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 https://www.itu.int);
  • Matters covered by the World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC).

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

Communications 107

  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 AUTONOMOUS RUNWAY INCURSION WARNING SYSTEM (ARIWS)
  7. ADME 2.16 USE OF AERODROME CONTROL FREQUENCY FOR COMMUNICATIONS OF VEHICLE DRIVERS
  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. ATS 3.11 AVIATION RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM PROTECTION
  13. ATS 3.16 THE USE OF SAFETY NETS IN ATM
  14. ATS 3.2 CLEARANCES
  15. ATS 3.44 HELICOPTER RTF PHRASEOLOGY
  16. ATS 3.45 ADS-B: SINGLE EMERGENCY CODE MANAGEMENT
  17. ATS 3.9 GLOBAL COMPATIBLE FLIGHT LEVEL SYSTEMS
  18. Autoland Communication Between Pilots and Controllers in Good Weather Conditions
  19. Autoland Communication Between Pilots and Controllers in Good Weather Conditions
  20. Aviation Radio Frequency Spectrum Protection
  21. Clearances vs Instructions
  22. COM 4.1 ALPHA – NUMERIC CALLSIGNS
  23. COM 4.10 PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS FIVE LETTER NAMING CODES (5LNC)
  24. COM 4.11 RADIO MANDATORY ZONES / TRANSPONDER MANDATORY ZONES
  25. COM 4.12 AUTOLAND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PILOTS AND CONTROLLERS
  26. COM 4.2 8.33 kHz SPACING
  27. COM 4.3 COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE
  28. COM 4.4 RTF FREQUENCY USAGE
  29. COM 4.5 FREQUENCY BLOCKING
  30. COM 4.6 DIRECT CONTROLLER – PILOT COMMUNICATIONS
  31. COM 4.7 CPDLC – DATALINK COMMUNICATIONS
  32. COM 4.8 RTF PHRASEOLOGY IN CIVIL/MILITARY INTEGRATION
  33. COM 4.9 COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ATS UNITS
  34. Communication Between ATS Units
  35. Conditional Clearances
  36. Conditional Clearances to Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles
  37. Datalink – Review Policy on Downstream Clearances
  38. Datalink – Review Policy on Air Ground Datalink
  39. Development of Further Policy on Radio Failure Procedures
  40. Development of Further Policy on Radio Failure Procedures
  41. Development of Policy on Formation Flights Within Controlled Airspace
  42. Development of Policy on the Application of Datalink
  43. Direct Controller Pilot Communications (DCPC)
  44. Documented Evidence from both IFALPA and IFATCA
  45. Downstream Clearance Via Datalink
  46. Future of CPDLC
  47. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  48. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  49. High Frequency Datalink in Support of ATS
  50. Interference with Air Traffic Control Radiotelephony (RT)
  51. Investigate Potential Applications of ADS-B
  52. Investigate Radiotelephony Frequency Management
  53. Management of Mixed Mode Operations
  54. Misuse of Traffic Information Broadcast by Aircraft (TIBA)
  55. Mixing Datalink Equipages in the Same Airspace
  56. Monitoring TIBA
  57. New ICAO Phraseology on Taxi Instructions
  58. Phraseology on Ground Based Safety Nets
  59. Pronunciation of Words And Five Letter Naming Codes
  60. R/T Failure Procedures and Blocking of Frequencies
  61. Radio Mandatory Zones / Transponder Mandatory Zones
  62. Radio Mandatory Zones / Transponder Mandatory Zones
  63. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  64. Recent Developments in Mode S
  65. Reducing “Initial Call” Frequency Congestion
  66. Relay of Flight Information from Air Traffic Service to Aircraft
  67. Report on the Introduction of 8.33 kHz Spacing
  68. Review ICAO Manual on Required Communication Performance (RCP)
  69. Review IFATCA Technical and Professional Manual on Technical Policy Statements related to Mixed Mode Operations
  70. Review of 8.33 kHz Phraseology
  71. Review of Alpha Numeric Callsign Systems
  72. Review of IFATCA Policy Concerning Helicopter Operations
  73. Review of Policy on FANS-1/A
  74. Review of Radio Frequency Spectrum Protection Policy
  75. Review of Technical Policy
  76. Review Policy on ACAS Phraseology
  77. Review Policy on Alpha-Numeric Call Signs
  78. Review Policy on CPDLC
  79. Review Policy on Formation Flights within Controlled Airspace
  80. Review policy on Frequency Blocking
  81. Review Policy on RTF Communication Failure
  82. Review policy on RTF Frequency Usage
  83. Review Policy on RTF Phraseology (Helicopters)
  84. Review the Issues Concerning Controller Intervention Buffer
  85. RT Phraseology in Civil/Military Integration
  86. RTF Frequency Jamming
  87. RTF Policy to Reduce Workload in the Air and on the Ground
  88. Sectorless ATM
  89. SID/STAR Phraseology
  90. Simultaneous Use of Two or More R/T Frequencies on ATC Sectors
  91. South Pacific of FANS-1/A Datalink Communications
  92. Study Call Sign Confusion
  93. Study Communication Failure
  94. Study Implementation of 8.33 kHz in Europe and Determine if any Problems Exist at the Europe-Africa Interface
  95. Study Numbering of Aircraft in the Aerodrome Traffic Circuit
  96. Study the Concept of Block Upgrades
  97. Surveillance Applications Policy – Operational Applications of ADS-B
  98. The Application of Air Ground Datalink
  99. The Definition of “Direct” in Direct Controller Pilot Communication (DCPC)
  100. The Use of Aerodrome Control Frequency for Communications of Vehicle Drivers
  101. The Use of Aerodrome Control Frequency for Communications of Vehicle Drivers
  102. The Use of Voice Communications in ADS Operations
  103. TPM Review – Helicopter Operations
  104. Traffic Information Broadcast by Aircraft (TIBA)
  105. Update on Datalink Development
  106. Use of Datalink in A Microwave Landing System
  107. Use of LACKs (Logical Acknowledgements) in CPDLC

Last Update: September 19, 2020  

October 27, 2019   1481   superman    WIKI  

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