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Daytona Beach


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Presentation without Video

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Within the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen project, System Wide Information Management (SWIM) program is the essential core in facilitating the collaborative access to the aviation information by various stakeholders. The Aircraft Access to SWIM (AAtS) initiative is an effort to connect the SWIM network to the aircraft to exchange the situational information between the aircraft and the National Airspace System (NAS). This paper summarizes the highlevel design and implementation of the AAtS infrastructure; namely the communication medium design, data management system, pilot peripheral, as well as the security of the data being exchanged and the performance of the entire system. The research work led to the design and implementation of a reliable data storing and exchange system between the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) (pilot peripheral to the AAtS network) and the SWIM network architecture. Issues such as cyber-security, performance, availability, and quality of service in the AAtS are investigated and mitigation approaches toward more secure and efficient service provided to the aircraft and to NAS are discussed.


Atlantic City, NJ

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