2004 Agenda

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Hosted by the NASA Glenn Research Center Space Communications Program
April 26–30, 2004
Hyatt Fair Lakes Hotel
Fairfax, VA

  • Conference General Chair: Denise Ponchak, NASA
  • Technical Program Chair: Gene Fujikawa, NASA

Proceedings CD-ROMs were mailed to all registered attendees. Conference proceedings for others are available at NASA Technical Reports Server (ICNS 2004).

2004 Agenda and Presentations

Opening Plenary Session
Session Chair: Pete Vrotsos, NASA Glenn Research Center

Keynote AddressVictor Lebacqz, Associate Administrator for Aeronautics, NASA Headquarters
The ATO and the NAS ArchitectureAnn Tedford, Manager, Operations Planning Systems Engineering, Federal Aviation Administration
JPDO Overview & StatusKarl Grundmann, Communications Director, Joint Planning & Development Office
Department of Homeland Security Programs (No Presentation Available)Paul Polski, Chief of Staff, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security
Enabling America’s Next Generation of Aviation Vehicles – UAV’sJohn S. Walker, President, JSWalker Group/Aviation Solutions, Inc.
CNS Implementation – An Airline PerspectiveIra Pearl, Director, Flight Operations Technical Support, Delta Air Lines
Transportation Network TopologiesBruce Holmes, Associate Director, Airspace Systems Programs Office, NASA Langley Research Center and John Scott, Icosystems, Inc.
Aviation Weather RoadmapsSadegh Kavoussi, President, AvMet Applications International, LLC

Session A1 – CNS Systems & Architectures
Session Chair: Ann Tedford, Federal Aviation Administration

Pilot’s Perspective: The Road to Future I-CNS ApplicationsRip Torn and Robert Wayne, Air Line Pilot Association, International
The Next NAS – 2025 Demand ProjectionsMichael Harrison, Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Cargo SystemKevin Han, Miguel Martin del Campo, Libni Ortiz, Indah Leo, Chnur Muhammad, Angela Garcia, George Donohue, George Mason University and Herman Rediess, Federal Aviation Administration
Air and Ground ATM Systems Integration Need or Fashion….Jean-Claude Richard, Air Traffic Alliance
Global Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Systems Program Progress and PlansChip Meserole, Boeing Phantom Works
Emergent Issues of Network Centric Architectures and Shared InfrastructuresMarie Stella, Federal Aviation Administration
Air Transportation Infrastructure Concept for the 21st CenturyHerman Rediess, Federal Aviation Administration

Session A2 – Communications Datalink
Session Chair: Art Feinberg, Intelligent Automation Inc.

Seamless Integration of VDL into the NAS with the Multimode Digital RadioFrank Jaworski, Jim McChesney and Chang Zhang, ITT Aerospace
Operational Benefits of Transitioning the Traditional Voice-based Controller/Pilot COM Radio System to Digital TechnologyTom Davis and Steve Dougherty, Raytheon Company
MMDA Qualification IssuesMichael Kocin, ViaSat, Inc.
SITA AIRCOM Data Link Services and ProductsKathleen Kearns, SITA
Next Generation FANS over Inmarsat BGANDave Morse and Karl Griep, Avaliant, and Rich Deininger, Tectura
Protocol Support for a New Satellite-Based Airspace Communication NetworkYadong Shang, Michael Hadjitheodosiou and John Baras, University of Maryland
B-VHF – A Multi-Carrier Broadband Communications Concept for Air Traffic Management in the VHF BandBernhard Haindl, Miodrag Sajatovic, Christoph Rihacek, Johannes Prinz, Frequentis GmbH and Michael Schnell, DLR

Session A3 – Surface
Session Chair: Chris Daskalakis, DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Architecture and Interfaces for Runway Safety SystemsEric Chartier, Architecture Technology Corporation and Dan Hicok, Federal Aviation Administration
A Demonstration of the Final Approach Runway Occupancy Signal (FAROS)Jaime Figueroa, Federal Aviation Administration and Kirk Swanson, Architecture Technology Corporation
Airport Surface Surveillance: An Alternate ApproachKirk Swanson, Architecture Technology Corporation and Dan Hicok, Federal Aviation Administration
Very Closely Spaced Parallel Approaches (VCSPA)Siroos Sekhavat Tafti, George Mason University
Fleet Mixture and Arrival Rate Estimation at Memphis International AirportBen Levy, J. Legge, M. Romano, R. Collins, Sensis Corporation and Chris Daskalakis, DOT, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Adaptive Channel Equalization for a Potential Airport Wireless Local Area NetworkMinh Nguyen and Izabela Gheorghisor, The MITRE Corporation
Determination of Controller Issued Taxi ClearancesBrent Midwood, US DOT, Volpe Center

Session B1 – Weather Information Communication, WINCOMM and Aviation Weather
Session Chairs: Mike Jarrell, NASA Glenn Research Center and Thomas Tanger, Ohio Aerospace Institute

WINCOMM Project OverviewMichael Jarrell, NASA Glenn Research Center and Thomas Tanger, Ohio Aerospace Institute
Weather Products for Airspace ManagementThomas Fraim, NOAA
Pilot Weather Needs: Understanding, Quantification, ValueJames Tauss, Aviation Management Associates, Inc.
A New Aviation Weather Technology that Forecasts NEXRAD Reflectivity FieldsMike Cetinich, Jeppesen and Mike Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies
Oceanic Weather Product DevelopmentTenny Lindholm, The National Center for Atmospheric Research (presented by Gary Blackburn)
Communication Requirements and Architectures for Flight Information ServicesRobert Nichols, Robert Pattay and Sunita Munjal, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Airport and Terminal Area Communications ArchitecturesSunita Munjal, Robert S. Pattay, and Robert A. Nichols, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Analysis of Candidate Communication Architectures for TAMDAR Implementation in 2007-2015Michael Castle, The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Flight Test of Weather Data Exchange Using the UAT ADS-B Data LinkLouis Buell, Wayne Buhrman and Lawrence Bachman, The John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Flight Test of Weather Data Exchange Using the 1090 Extended Squitter (1090ES) and VDL Mode 3 Data LinksJames Griner, NASA Glenn Research Center
Linked Radar StudyJames Joyce, Honeywell
A Low Cost Single Chip VDL Compatible Transceiver ASICRobert Becker, Honeywell
Enhancing In-Flight Transoceanic Communications Using Swift-64 Packet Mode ServiceRichard Slywczak, NASA Glenn Research Center
ESCANLisa Lust, Honeywell

Session B2 – Surveillance Session
Chairs: Marc Viggiano, Sensis Corporation and Len Carlson, Technology Services Corporation

Aircraft Surveillance Applications (Extracts from ASA MASPS, DO-289)Steve Koczo, Rockwell Collins and Jonathan Hammer, The MITRE Corporation
Determination of Requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance –Broadcast (ADS-B) to ADS-B Three Nautical Miles (nm) Separation StandardStan Jones, The MITRE Corporation (presented by Chris Moody)
Effect of ADSB on Near Mid-Air Collision Rates of GA AircraftRichard Theokas, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Terminal Area Surveillance at Innsbruck AirportWerner Langhans, Austro Control
Two Advanced Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Applications Within the FAA Safe Flight 21 ProgramRandall Bone, The MITRE Corporation
FAA Safe Flight 21 En Route and Oceanic ApplicationsChris Daskalakis and Patrick Martone, U.S. DOT Volpe Center
Safe Flight 21 East Coast Implementation of Broadcast ServicesRobert Strain, The MITRE Corporation
CDM – An Integral Component of Air Traffic ManagementCarol Huegel, Sensis Corporation
ADS-B Performance in the TRACON for DAG-TM Concept Element 11Rajesh Raghaven, Analex Corporation
The Road to Free-Flight: Delivery of Trajectory Intent Information to the Flight DeckRajesh Raghaven, Analex Corporation
Assigning Uplink Resources for the Universal Access Transceiver (UAT)Chris Moody, Warrant Wilson and Izabela Gheorghisor, The MITRE Corporation
FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure – (FTI) the Foundation for Surveillance Data Network (SDN)Robert Coulson, Harris Corporation and Scott Remillard, Sensis Corporation
Provision of a Distributed, Integrated ATM Displays for Global CNS SystemIan Wilson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Implementation of New Technologies in Radar SystemsMichael Coluzzi, Larry Carlin, Makoto Igawa and Bernard Rees, ITT Gilfillan

Session B3 – Simulation & Modeling
Session Chairs: Thanh Nguyen, Analex Corporation and Brian Hung, The MITRE Corporation

The Processing of Airspace Concept Evaluations Using FASTE-CNS as a Pre- or Post-Simulation CNS Analysis ToolSteven Mainger, NASA Glenn Research Center
Proposed Development of NASA Glenn Research Center’s Aeronautical Network Research Simulator (ANRS)Thanh Nguyen, Analex Corporation, Robert Kerczewski, NASA Glenn Research Center, Chris Wargo, CNS, Inc., Michael Kocin, and Manuel Garcia, ViaSat Inc.
Simulation of Controller Pilot Data Link Communications Over VHF Digital Link Mode 3Steven Bretmersky, Robert Murawski, Cleveland State University, Thanh Nguyen and Rajesh Raghavan, Analex Corporation
Data Communications Performance of AOCDL and AUTOMET Over a VDL Mode 2 LinkSteven Bretmersky, Robert Murawski, Vijay Konangi, Cleveland State University and Robert Kerczewski, NASA Glenn Research Center
A Performance Study of the VDL Mode 3 Subnetwork Aircraft MAC Sublayer Random Access AlgorithmBrian Hung, The MITRE Corporation
ERLANG B/C Link Availability/Blockage for Data and Voice Over VDL Mode 3Mohammed Shamma, Analex Corporation
Investigation of Party Line Voice over Inmarsat’s Mobile Packet Data Service (MPDS)Richard Deininger, Steve Knapp, Dave Morse, Karl Griep, Samson Million, Tectura Corporation and Avaliant
Aviation Communications Emulation TestbedCharles Sheehe, NASA Glenn Research Center and Thomas Mulkerin, Mulkerin Associates Inc.
Agent-Based Modeling Capability for Integrated CNS-NAS SimulationGoutam Satapathy and Vikram Manikonda, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Oceanic Situational Awareness for the North Atlantic CorridorBryan Welch and Israel Greenfeld, NASA Glenn Research Center
Airborne Networks: Beyond ConnectivityYiyuan Zhao, University of Minnesota and Maggie Cheng, University of Missouri

Session B4 – Security
Session Chair: Marie Stella, Federal Aviation Administration

Can Current Cyber Security Policies Meet NAS Security and Safety Needs?Marie Stella, Federal Aviation Administration
Link Security for Aeronautical Wireless NetworksSimon Blake-Wilson, BCI, Kelly Mesveskas and Vic Patel, Federal Aviation Administration
Security Architecture for Aeronautical NetworksRobert Stephens, Boeing Air Traffic Management, Tectura Corporation

Session C1 – Navigation Session
Chairs: Rafael Apaza, Federal Aviation Administration and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center

Alternative Obstacle Clearance Criteria for RNP RNAV Instrument ApproachesS. Vince Massimini and Frederick Niles, The MITRE Corporation
Extending Wide Area Augmentation System Service into Central and South AmericaDeihim Hashemi and Daniel O’Laughlin, The MITRE Corporation
Methods for Computing Navigation Accuracy Category (NAC) for Traffic Information Service-Broadcast (TIS-B)Roxaneh Chamlou, The MITRE Corporation
Integrated GPS/Loran Prototypes for Aviation ApplicationsG. Linn Roth, Locus, Inc. and Mitchell Narins, Federal Aviation Administration
Development of Global Positioning System Prediction Tools to Support Flight PlanningJon Parmet, Jayne Rossetti and Karen Van Dyke, DOT Volpe Center
New Inertial Sensor for Aviation Navigation ApplicationJohn Jackson, Alton Highsmith, R. K. Pandey and L. T. Wurtz, The University of Alabama
Effectiveness of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Ground Based Transceiver (GBT) Parrot System in AlaskaYoung Lee, Chris Moody and James Reagan, The MITRE Corporation
Short Baseline Interferometry for Precision LandingRichard Orr, Satel

Session C2 – Spectrum
Session Chair: Frank Box, The MITRE Corporation

A Survey of Possible Methods for Mitigating the Impact of Radio Frequency Interference on Satellite Navigation Systems Used for Precision ApproachJames Carroll, U.S. Department of Transportation/Volpe Center
Test Plan: Measurements of the Effects of UWB Devices on Aeronautical Radios (Presentation Not Available)James Hollansworth, NASA Glenn Research Center and Jay Ely, NASA Langley Research Center
Frequency Spectrum for New Aviation Data Links: Initial Study ResultsDavid Matolak, Ohio University and James Branstetter, Federal Aviation Administration
Minimizing Interference in Dense Packaging EnvironmentsSteve Ferguson and Michael Violette, Washington Laboratories, Ltd
Nationwide Capacity of a Digital Air/Ground Radio System for Air Traffic ServicesFrank Box, Philip Long and Richard Snow, The MITRE Corporation

Session C3 – IP Based Transition for Aviation
Session Chair: Chris Wargo, CNS, Inc.

IPv6 and InteroperabilityWaseem Naqvi, Raytheon
IPv6 Test Bed for Testing Aeronautical ApplicationsRyan Wilkins, Infinite Global Infrastructures, Chris Dhas, Computer Networks & Software, Inc. and Michael Zernic, NASA Glenn Research Center
Aviation and IPv6Sachin Lal, Anil Kumar, Computer Networks & Software, Inc. and Manu Khanna, Comptel, Inc.
IPv6, Mobile IP, and Ad Hoc Technologies in Aeronautical Telecommunications Network: Putting the Pieces TogetherHussein Ali and Robert Rushing, Planning Systems, Inc.
Architectural Issues with the Use of IPSecRuben Bigio, Federal Aviation Administration, Simon Blake-Wilson, Jamie Chappell, Luoping Liu, BCI, Vic Patel, William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center, and Jim Simpkins, BCI
IP Use of VDL Mode 2Jocelyn Descaillot, SITA
IMT2000 Satellite Standards with Applications to Mobile Air Traffic Communications NetworksMohammed Shamma, Analex Corporation
Keeping Air Traffic Services Safe in a COTS Communications EnvironmentDiptesh Patel, National Air Traffic Services Ltd.
Communication and the Future of Air Traffic ManagementMary Ellen Miller and Steven Dougherty, Raytheon
Next Generation Data Link ApplicationsPeter Grogan, ARINC

Session C4 – SWIM
Session Chair: Cal Ramos, NASA Glenn Research Center

Net-Centric Operations – Challenges of ChangeTim Wallace, Federal Aviation Administration
ATO-P (ASD 100)/ITT SWIM Architecture DevelopmentJenny Jin, Tricia Gilbert, Stephen Henriksen, ITT Industries and Joshua Hung, Federal Aviation Administration
System Wide Information Management Prototyping ActivitiesDuane Harkness, Avaliant LLC and Paul Comitz, Boeing Air Traffic Management
System-Wide Information Management for Aeronautical CommunicationsMark Taylor, The Boeing Company
System Wide Information Management (SWIM) for Global Air Traffic Management (ATM)Leon Sayadian and Eric Weill, Federal Aviation Administration

Session C5 – Airborne Internet
Session Chair: James Meer, Microflight

Airplanes as a Network…Information Connectivity in Aviation: Societal Trends – NOW is the Right Time to Create the “Network In The Sky”Ralph Yost, William J. Hughes Technical Center
A Data Communications Concept for a SATS ScenarioJames Hurlburt and Thomas Mulkerin, Mulkerin Associates Inc.
Transformational Cost Reduction for Airborne InternetWilliam McNary, Aerosat
Not Your Daddy’s Data Link – Musings on Datalink CommunicationsJames Branstetter, Federal Aviation Administration
Implementing the AIRborne InterNET (AIR_NET)Joe Burns, United Airlines
MobiWeb: Bandwidth Management for a Collaborative Information EnvironmentNoel Schmidt, ATC Corporation
Airborne Internet Consortium ConceptJames Meer, Microflight and Paul Masson, STARNet, LLC

Session C6 – Demonstrations
Session Chair: Michael Zernic, NASA Glenn Research Center

Global Communications, Navigation and Surveillance System (GCNSS) Flight DemonstrationsRobert Oxborrow, Boeing Company (presented by Robert Struth) Paul Comitz, Brian Lewis, Paul Mallasch, Mike Mullins, Jimmy Rowlette, Edgar van Lieshout, Boeing ATM Demo Team
IPv4 Mobile Router Testing with the NASA Glenn Aero/Mobile Communications VanDavid Brooks, Ryan Wilkins, Infinite Global Infrastructures and Doug Hoder, NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA’s Wake Acoustics ResearchFrank Wang, Hadi Wassaf, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Robert Dougherty, OptiNav, Inc., Kevin Clark, Andrew Gulsrud, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Neil Fenichel, Microstar Laboratories, and Wayne Bryant, NASA Langley Research Center
Alaska’s Capstone Program – Integrating Communications, Navigation and SurveillanceDaniel Stapleton and James Cieplak, The MITRE Corporation
AFAS – Aircraft in the Future ATM SystemPierre Depape, Airbus
Overview of NASA Glenn Aero/Mobile Communication DemonstrationsDavid Brooks, Ryan Wilkins Infinite Global Infrastructures and Doug Hoder, NASA Glenn Research Center
NEMO ExperimentsWilliam Ivancic, NASA Glenn Research Center

Workshop Breakout Sessions

CertificationLance Sherry, George Mason University and Leonard Schuchman, Satel LLC
Improving VHF Spectrum UtilizationMonty Andro, NASA Glenn Research Center
System Wide Information Management (SWIM)Michael Hritz and Shirley McGowan, Federal Aviation Administration and Cal Ramos, NASA Glenn Research Center
Multifunction AvionicsMarty Pozesky, MTP Associates and James Budinger, NASA Glenn Research Center
Weather Information CommunicationsMike Jarrell, NASA Glenn Research Center and Thomas Tanger, Ohio Aerospace Institute
A Global Solution for the Future ATC Communications SystemBrent Phillips, Federal Aviation Administration and Robert Kerczewski, NASA Glenn Research Center
Executive Committee Meeting
Executive Committee Final ReportExecutive Committee