The Boeing Company is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Frequentis USA, Inc.located in Columbia, Maryland, develops, delivers, and supports communication and information solutions for FAA, DoD, NASA, and state and local 9-1-1 agencies. Key success factors for Frequentis are:
- Highly innovative solutions deploying leading-edge technologies
- User workflow optimization via context-of-use centered design
- Bridging legacy and emerging communications technologies via networked solutions
- Commitment to delivery on time and in budget via close partnership and tight collaboration with our customers
Frequentis ATM applications include:
- ATC Voice-over-IP communications systems and networks
- ATM-grade networks via Software Defined Networking (SDN)
- Remote Tower Camera Systems
- UAS – ATC communications solutions
- ATC Electronic Flight Strip Systems
- Tower automation applications including ATIS, Data Link terminals, NavAids monitoring, AFTN and AMHS
- Aeronautical information management (AIM) systems and AMHS networks
- System wide information management (SWIM) network nodes, and SWIM-enabled applications
- Multi-lateration Systems
Mosaic ATM develops innovative solutions to complex air transportation problems. We have proven air traffic management domain expertise across the entire spectrum of flight. Our experience across all phases of the research-to-sustainment spectrum make us a respected partner of our primary federal customers – FAA and NASA, commercial clients including major air carriers, and industry peers. Mosaic bridges the gap from concept development of innovative new traffic management technologies to deployment in the field as products that support day-to-day National Airspace System (NAS) operations. Our R&D expertise includes analysis of current operations and system performance; real-time data processing and flight matching; identification of mission needs and shortfall analysis; and concept engineering and validation activities. Solution phase services include algorithm design, prototype development, modeling and simulation, shadow-mode assessments, and operational trials designed to develop and validate functional and performance requirements.
Mosaic’s total program expertise, from concept through implementation, plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of NextGen applications. We are committed to modernizing the NAS, integrating and optimizing new NextGen capabilities, and meeting the challenges facing the FAA and industry for continuing innovation in the NAS. Mosaic has supported NextGen programs including SWIM, CSS-Wx, TFDM, NCR, PERTI, TFMS, TBFM, LTBO, and NASA’s ATD-2.
Beyond our strengths in aviation R&D, engineering, and software prototyping, Mosaic performs advanced data analytics and algorithm design and development across aviation and commercial industries, leveraging diverse tools and expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, statistical analysis, and data visualization to improve stakeholder decision-making.
For over 30 years, Selex ES Inc.’s air traffic management business has designed, produced, delivered, and supported ground-based radio navigation aids and surveillance solutions. We provide complete sales, service, installation, training, integration, maintenance, and custom engineering of industry leading systems, which include ILS, DME, DVOR, TACAN, surface management, NAVAID monitoring, and ADS-B as well as a complete portfolio of other solutions. With a focus on safety, reliability, and customer support, Selex ES Inc. is an established world leader in the air traffic management industry. Our customers are air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airport authorities, militaries, government agencies, and commercial and industrial operators. We are proud to supply and support the FAA, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
Our air traffic management team delivers solutions to ensure the safe, fast and efficient flow of air traffic, the security of people and goods, and the effective exchange of information between operators. Selex ES has equipment and provides services on every continent to safely deliver essential air traffic control services to over 110 countries. We support our customers’ critical missions at over 1400 sites globally including more than 600 sites in the USA. Selex ES Inc. is firmly committed to defining new standards for ATC systems and we are ready to deploy NEXTGEN and SESAR solutions.
Selex ES Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Leonardo Company S.p.A., operating in the U.S. for more than 100 years, building successful domestic and international businesses in the fields of air traffic management (ATM), critical communications (LMR) and law enforcement (LPR). We originate, design, and develop advanced technology products, systems and solutions that stand out for their excellent performance and reliability. Our corporate headquarters, ATM and LMR businesses are based in Overland Park, KS with the LPR business based in Greensboro, NC; and Brewster, NY. All three lines of business have presence in Washington, DC at Leonardo Company’s U.S. headquarters.
MITRE works across government to tackle difficult problems that challenge the safety, stability, security, and well-being of our nation through its operation of federally funded research and development centers including the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development and public-private partnerships.
With a unique vantage point working across federal, state and local governments, as well as industry and academia, MITRE serves the public’s interest to discover new possibilities, create unexpected opportunities and pioneer technical solutions to bring innovation to civil aviation authorities and their air traffic management stakeholders.
MITRE’s mission-driven team is dedicated to solving problems for a safer world.
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Organizational Sponsors & Endorsers
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Digital Avionics Technical Committee (DATC) provides a forum for the exchange of new knowledge in digital avionics among professionals and students in the fields of commercial, military and general aviation and space applications. The DATC serves the needs and professional interests of AIAA members and promotes through progressive projects and meetings their contributions and achievements in the arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
The AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee cosponsors two technical conferences, the Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) and the Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference.
If you are interested in joining the AIAA DATC, we are always looking for new, motivated members. Please visit our website for contact information:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The IEEE is the world’s largest technical society, bringing members access to the industry’s most essential technical information, networking opportunities, career development tools, and many other exclusive benefits. Through its global membership, the IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others.
To foster an interest in the engineering profession, the IEEE also serves student members in colleges and universities around the world. Other important constituencies include prospective members and organizations that purchase IEEE products and participate in conferences or other IEEE programs.
Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society (AESS)
AESS is one of 45 technical societies and councils within IEEE. Members of AESS are interested in the design, integration, test, and analysis of large, complex systems consisting of major subsystems that contain dissimilar electronic devices. Most of our members work on sensor systems (radar, sonar, optics, and navigation), communications systems, command and control centers, avionics, space systems, military systems, digital signal processing simulators, and software development. Some members work on robotics, energy, and transportation systems.
AESS is the only professional society addressing total integrated electronic systems and the enabling technologies. AESS pioneered large-scale integrated interoperable systems. AESS is the sponsor/cosponsor of 15 conferences a year including ICNS.
The AESS is proud to be a sponsor of the ICNS Conference with our partner the DATC. Besides the ICNS Conference, we also partner on the Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) and look forward to the long-term growth of the ICNS Conference.
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Major Technical Sponsors
NASA’s Glenn Research Center started the ICNS Conference in 2001 to enable a forum for national and international discussion and collaboration towards the goal of a future integrated, highly efficient, capable and secure CNS infrastructure for the nation and the world and provide input to NASA’s aeronautical CNS R&D program.
NASA Glenn has performed research and development in aeronautical communications, navigation, surveillance and information technologies for the national airspace system (NAS) for more than 20 years, building on more than 40 years of experience in advanced communications systems research and development: The Emmy award-winning Communications Technology Satellite, CTS (1976), the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite, ACTS (1993-2003), technologies for space missions and infrastructure such as the Cassini mission, TDRSS, and International Space Station, and many others.
NASA Glenn’s accomplishments in aeronautical CNS includes: the demonstration of the first networked broadband airborne satellite communications; development, testing, and demonstration of the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) airport surface wireless communications network; next generation network protocol standards for secure mobile networks;satellite-based distribution of aviation weather information; spectrum allocations for future ground and air-mobile aviation communications; future global aviation communications under the EUROCONTROL/ FAA Future Communications Study; next-generation mobile communications network architecturefor aviation; advanced simulation capabilities for NASA’s Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART NAS) project; and development and testing of the first prototype L-Band/C-Band UAS control and non-payload communications radio.
NASA Glenn has unique research facilities enabling development and testing of next-generation secure wireless aeronautical mobile communications and network standards and extensive modeling and simulation and system analysis capabilities covering all aspects of communications, navigation, surveillance and information. A staff of over 30 experienced CNS research engineers are engaged in the development of the nation’s next-generation CNS infrastructure, in collaboration with government, academic and industrial partners.
The FAA’s Office of NextGen leads the planning and development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen is transforming the National Airspace System (NAS) with technologies, systems and procedures that will ensure the safest and most efficient airspace possible for decades to come. NextGen improvements will reduce delays, save fuel and lower emissions. This comprehensive initiative integrates new and existing technologies, including satellite navigation and advanced digital communications.
Airports and aircraft in the NAS will be connected to NextGen’s advanced infrastructure and will continually share information in real time to improve air transportation’s safety, speed, efficiency and environmental impacts. NextGen will be more reliable, providing a better travel experience for passengers and a better way of doing business for industry stakeholders.
The Office of NextGen coordinates NextGen initiatives, programs and policy development across the various FAA lines of business and staff offices. The office also works with other government agencies on the state and federal level, the FAA’s international counterparts and members of the aviation community to ensure harmonization of NextGen policies and procedures.
EUROCONTROLis a civil-military, intergovernmental organisation, with 41 European Member States and two Comprehensive Agreement States.
Together with our partners, we are committed to supporting European aviation and building a single, high- performance, pan-European sky, supporting ICAO both regionally and globally.
We are at the core of European air traffic management (ATM) operations.
- Our Network Manager, operating under a mandate from the European Commission, works with stakeholders to operate and improve the European ATM network’s performance.
- Our Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) – Europe’s only truly cross-border air navigation service provider – handles flights in the busy and complex upper airspace of Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and northern Germany.
- We collect route charges and other air navigation charges on behalf of our Member States. This highly efficient and cost-effective service is greatly appreciated by airspace users.
We work closely with the European Commission, the SESAR Joint Undertaking, the SESAR Deployment Manager, EASA and industry partners to ensure that European ATM is able to meet the Single European Sky’s performance targets as well as future challenges.
Our areas of activities include:
- designing and implementing innovative methodologies to cope with high traffic growth
- optimizing the European aviation CNS (communications, navigation, surveillance) infrastructure
- integrating new entrants into the ATM network (e.g. drones operating at low level as well as space operations)
- helping with commercial space operation
- digitalizing aviation and supporting the uptake of new technologies (artificial intelligence, for example)
- assessing and monitoring ATM performance
- monitoring and mitigating aviation’s environmental impact
- enhancing safety and security, with a focus on cybersecurity.
To ensure the safe, secure and efficient deployment of new ATM solutions, we also provide technical specifications and guidelines for the ATM network. We are deeply involved in the design and implementation of global and European ATM standardization strategies.