RUGGEDCOM WIN for AeroMACS
Secure and cost-efficient solution for airport surface communications
A wireless technology chosen by the International Civil Aviation Organization, AeroMACS (Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System) supports the need for reliable high bandwidth data communications and information sharing on the airport surface. It is the answer to the growing complexity of operations and traffic handled by airlines, airport operators and air traffic controllers globally.
Essential to the future of air transport
RUGGEDCOM WIN devices offer high throughput, low delay, modern authentication and encryption, and mobility (hand-over) capabilities – all of which are essential features to deploy AeroMACS. This Siemens solution has already proven itself in various airports across the world.
Representing one of the key core technologies of the Future Communication Infrastructure (FCI) framework*, the AeroMACS enables the next generation in airport communications with up to 20 Mb/s broadband and up to 12 km broad coverage range. It is based on IEEE802.16e, which is the standard for private wireless broadband networks.
The innovative design of RUGGEDCOM WIN for AeroMACS also ensures quick and easy installation.
*The FCI framework combines the US Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and Europe’s Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR).
Seamless, reliable communications
Offering excellent performance in critical applications, RUGGEDCOM WIN subscriber units and base stations support a broad range of frequencies and are WiMAX certified. They also extend the AeroMACS feature set to provide a high-value, unique offering with an extended cell range of up to 12 km.
Using the 5091–5150 MHz band allocated by the International Telecom Union at the World Radio Communication Conference in 2007, the RUGGEDCOM WIN products are able to offer AeroMACS services to airports around the world. The RUGGEDCOM WIN family also supports IEEE802.16e with set of frequencies starting at 1.4 GHz, covering specific frequency bands all the way to 5.8 GHz.
AeroMACS certification is given by the WiMAX Forum, an industry-led, non-profit organization which certifies and promotes the interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE Standard 802.16. Siemens is part of the aviation group in the WiMAX forum which has worked tirelessly to define the global AeroMACS standard.
RUGGEDCOM WIN devices for the AeroMACS band are WiMAX Forum “AeroMACS Certified” – which means that they have been subject to rigorous tests to ensure that they meet or exceed the performance requirements set for AeroMACS deployment.