Ground voice communications are a key component of ATM service provision. This course provides a detailed view of the principles of aeronautical telephony networks. After a review of the analogue and digital signalling techniques used in aviation (MFC-R2 and ATS-QSIG), the course largely focuses on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and looks in detail at VoIP principles and future use in aeronautical communications. Whilst primarily dealing with fixed voice communications, the course also addresses mobile voice communication functions such as communication with ground radio stations, squelch and push-to-talk. The standardisation work of EUROCAE WG 67 is reviewed in detail, and the question of integrating VoIP into the ATM network architecture is discussed. The benefits of using VoIP are highlighted, together with other aspects such as security and ICAO, EUROCONTROL and SESAR strategic plans and developments.
When it can be arranged, a demo from industrial partner equipment is taking place on the last day of the course.
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