33th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

09 - Air Transport System Efficiency

CLUSTER STRUCTURE AND GATEWAY AVAILABILITY OF AD-HOC COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC AIRSPACE

T. Marks╣, A. Hillebrecht╣; ╣German Aerospace Center, Germany

The North Atlantic airspace is one of the busiest airspaces in the world, while at the same time lacking radar coverage and exhibiting limited data link capabilites. In our paper we analyze ad-hoc communication networks among airplanes in terms of cluster structure and gateway availability by time series and by per scenario analyses and show the dependencies to higher level scenario parameters.


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