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Network architecture and technologies for airborne communication of internet high bandwith application (NATACHA)

Objective

NATACHA focuses on an airborne system to provide a new generation mobile real-time internet communication to users on board aircraft in-flight. The communication link interfaces to bi-directional high bandwidth satellites. Today's air traveler's communication means are still very limited on-board the aircraft. Demonstrations of experimental airline systems use Wide Area Networks, or Wireless Local Area Networks while the aircraft is on ground, or Inmarsat narrow band systems during flight. These do not support the high data rate needed for today's mobile information technology applications. This major gap is filled by NATACHA providing a combination of true aircraft mobility and true broadband. The novel airborne in-vehicle platform, combined with broadband satellites supports a new mobile Internet for the traveler .

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KID-SYSTEME GMBH
Address
Lueneburger Schanze 30
21614 Buxtehude
Germany

Participants (11)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
ASTRIUM SAS
France
Address
Avenue Louis Breguet 37
78146 Velizy Villacoublay
CEBENETWORK GESELLSCHAFT FUER COMPUTERSIMULATION UND BREITBANDKOMMUNIKATION MBH
Germany
Address
Flughafenallee 28
28199 Bremen
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 18
31401 Toulouse
EADS ASTRIUM GMBH
Germany
Address

81663 Muenchen
GIUNTI INTERACTIVE LABS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Bolognese 165
50139 Firenze
SOCIÉTÉ INTERNATIONALE DE TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS AÉRONAUTIQUES
Switzerland
Address
Chemin De Joinville 26
1216 Geneve
THALES AVIONICS S.A.
France
Address
Av. Du Général Eisenhower 105
31036 Toulouse
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Via Eudossiana 18
00184 Roma
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
XPLORE TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL OY
Finland
Address
Vapaalantie 2A
01650 Vantaa