SANDRA: a success story in European Aeronautics Research

We are delighted to announce that, according to our EC Project Officer, "SANDRA project has been selected to support the communication campaign of Horizon2020 as the sole project representing the Research in Aeronautics". This is a clear indication of the quality of work done throughout the project, a really positive feedback, thank you for all who contributed to this achievement!

SANDRA project demonstrate in flight new IP based avionic communication system

The Airbus A320-232 D-ATRA, DLR's largest fleet member, has been in operation since the end of 2008. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).

 DLR ATRA research aircraft - The Airbus A320-232 D-ATRA, DLR's largest fleet member, has been in operation since the end of 2008. Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0). 

 24-26th June 2013, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) - Flight trials have just been completed at the German Aerospace Center to test a new avionic communication system based on IPv6, modular and flexible radio architecture and multiple links.

It has been a “premiere”: for the first time the new datalink named AeroMACS devised by Action Plan 17 in conjunction with two legacy data links Inmarsat BGAN and VDL2, integrated on an IPv6 framework have been tested in real flight environment. Also seamless transmission of Air Traffic Services data took place on legacy links and on new IP based links by means of Mobile IP/SNDCF, which is an ICAO protocol originally designed for ground-ground networks.

SANDRA special session at ICNS conference


24th April 2013, Washington (USA) – A SANDRA dedicated technical session has been held during the 13th annual Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference ( SANDRA partners have presented during the technical session chaired by Simon Plass from the German Aerospace Center, project topics related to IPv6 Networking, AeroMACS, ATN/OSI over Mobile IP and SANDRA test bed.

September 29, 2012, 1st SANDRA User Forum

A SANDRA user forum was held in Rome, Italy with a group of operational experts from “end user” organisations working in the technology fields targeted by SANDRA. These organizations include aircraft manufacturers, airlines, airports, Air Navigation Service Providers, suppliers of IT, radio and navigation systems and equipment, international organizations (e.g., EUROCONTROL, etc.).

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