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Titre du document / Document title

New ATC requirements phasing in preparation for the C-17 GATM/NAV safety functions to meet civil requirements

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

MILLER Bruce J. ;

Résumé / Abstract

For the next 10 years new worldwide communication, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) requirements are being incrementally imposed upon commercial aircraft avionics, and upon the Air Traffic Control community, by the Aviation Administrations of most nations, including the FAA and the JAA. These requirements are the result of a decade of study by the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to improve aviation safety and efficiency. In 2001, the USAF mandated compliance to the CNS requirements for its military aircraft, which is called Navigation Safety/Global Air Traffic Management (NS/GATM) by the USAF. By complying with these requirements, the C-17 will maintain its ability to fly internationally without CNS restrictions, such as requiring special handling. The Phase I study reported herein is the first phase of a three-phase study effort that will result in the C-17 achieving NS/GATM compliance for a specific set of NS/CNS requirements. The USAF C-17 Systems Project Office (SPO), in Dayton, Ohio, directs the study effort. The purpose of the Phase I study is to: 1) determine what gaps exist between these new requirements and the latest C-17 configurations (Blocks 9 through 14), 2) what changes to the hardware and software design and development processes must be made at Boeing to assure that the new NS/GATM specifications will be met in the future, and 3) recommend a task plan and a cost estimate for Phase II. The second phase will result in the determination of specific design requirement changes for hardware and software and the establishment of new procedures. The third phase will implement software and hardware changes in a new Block of C-17s in the future, with full compliance to all USAF CNS requirements.

Revue / Journal Title

IEEE aerospace and electronic systems magazine    ISSN  0885-8985 

Source / Source

2003, vol. 18, no9, pp. 31-37 [7 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1986) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21046, 35400011284750.0060

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