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SEAMLESS AERONAUTICAL NETWORKING THROUGH INTEGRATION OF DATA LINKS, RADIOS, AND ANTENNAS

Objective

Air traffic in Europe is expected to double by 2025 according to the last forecast of Eurocontrol. Future passenger and freight fleets will bring better efficiency and improved environmental performance, and will allow people to benefit from the connections that only air transport can deliver. In this context, an integrated aircraft communication system is of paramount importance to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness by ensuring flexibility, scalability, modularity and reconfigurability. The SANDRA project will design, implement and validate through in-flight trials an integrated aeronautical communications system based on an open architecture, a common set of interfaces and on well-proven industry standards. Integration will be addressed at four different levels, namely: • integration at service level, through a Service Oriented architectural approach • integration at network level through addressing interoperability to ensure transition • integration of existing radio technologies into an Integrated Modular Radio platform (Software Defined) • integration at antenna and RF level by a L/KU satellite array antenna prototype The integration of different service domains with heterogeneous requirements through a cost-effective and flexible avionic architecture is thus one of the main challenges addressed by SANDRA. In this light, the SANDRA communication system will represent a key enabler for meeting the high market demand for broadband passenger and enhanced cabin communication services. The SANDRA concept is fully inline with SESAR activity and future deployment plans ATM modernisation as well as with the final recommendations of Eurocontrol/FAA Future Communications Study. SANDRA addresses many of the enablers identified by SESAR for the medium and long term implementation packages, although the proposed integrated approach for the global provision of distributed services covers a much broader set of applications and service domains.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

SELEX ES SPA
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Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Italy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 748 697,31
Administrative Contact
Paolo Di Michele (Mr.)

Participants (32)

SELEX ELSAG SPA

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Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 470 302,69
Address
Via Giacomo Puccini 2
16154 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Di Michele (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 148 675
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Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Alexander Haidt (Mr.)
SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 500
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Via Tiburtina 1231
00131 Roma
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuliano D'auria (Mr.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 557 000
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthieu Dabin (Mr.)
THALES AVIONICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 376 954
Address
Dashwood Lang Road Bourne Business Park Addlestone 2
KT15 2NX Weybridge
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Paul Cooper (Mr.)
THALES AVS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 241 029
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75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Jacques Sauzede (Mr.)
Thales research and Technology Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 744 046
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Dashwood Lang Road, The Bourne Business Park 2
KT15 2NX Addlestone
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David Blyth (Mr.)
AIRTEL ATN LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 162 250
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2 Harbour Square Crofton Road
A96D6R0 Dun Loaghaire Dublin
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Frank O'connor (Mr.)
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
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€ 435 900
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Box 1070
164 25 Kista
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Other
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åsa Klingensjö (Ms.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA
Italy
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€ 177 000
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Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
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Donatella Invernizzi (Dr.)
ALTYS TECHNOLOGIES
France
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€ 202 750
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7 Avenue Parmentier Central Parc Ii
31200 Toulouse
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Alexandre Simonin (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 1 172 125
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Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford
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Sheila Fry (Ms.)
Cyner Substrates bv
Netherlands
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€ 83 050
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Savannahweg 60
3542AW Utrecht
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Marc Wintels (Mr.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
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€ 154 000
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9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
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Patrice Bonnet (Mr.)
DFS DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH
Germany
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€ 63 030
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Am Dfs Campus 10
63225 Langen
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Achim Baumann
AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
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€ 123 500
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2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
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Andrew Thain (Mr.)
GATEHOUSE TELECOM AS
Denmark
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€ 313 375
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Strommen 6
9400 Norresundby
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Claus Krohn Vesterholt (Mr.)
IMST GMBH
Germany
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€ 368 450
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Carl Friedrich Gaussstrasse 2
47475 Kamp Lintfort
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Rens Baggen (Mr.)
TECHNOLABS srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 899
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Via Crescenzio 2
00193 Roma
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Claudio Cicconetti (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
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€ 73 604,57
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Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
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Sandrine Lassout (Dr.)
LIONIX BV
Netherlands
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€ 406 000
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Hengelosestraat 500
7521 AN Enschede
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Arne Leinse (Dr.)
Monitor Soft
Russia
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€ 69 407
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Warshavskoe Shosse 59 Bld.1
115230 Moscow
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Nadezhda Andreeva (Mrs.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
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€ 506 950
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Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
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J. Verpoorte (Mr.)
CONSORZIO UNIVERSITA INDUSTRIA - LABORATORI DI RADIOCOMUNICAZION I
Italy
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€ 432 500
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Corso D Italia 19
00198 Roma
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Maurizio Salvitti (Mr.)
SITA INFORMATION NETWORKING COMPUTING BV
Netherlands
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€ 331 600
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Heathrowstraat 10
1043 CH Amsterdam
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Frederic Durand (Mr.)
SLOT CONSULTING KERESKEDELMI, SZOLGALTATO, TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
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€ 61 000
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Banffyhunyad U. 14/B
1182 Budapest
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Roland Guraly (Mr.)
SAFRAN PASSENGER INNOVATIONS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
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€ 952 000
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Argelsrieder Feld 22
82234 Wessling Oberpfaffenhofen
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Markus Werner (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
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€ 336 250
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Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
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B.J. Pals (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
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€ 499 750
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Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
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Antonio Colicelli
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
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€ 415 115,42
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Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
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Carl-Herbert Rokitansky (Prof.)
EY ADVISORY SPA

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Italy
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Via Meravigli 14
20123 Milano
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PARTECIPAZIONI TECNOLOGICHE SPA
Italy
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€ 560 608,01
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Salita Del Poggio Laurentino 7
00144 Roma
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Alessandro Brachini (Mr.)