Using Traffic Information Services Broadcast (TIS-B) signals for aviation navigation

Sherman Lo, Yu Hsuan Chen, Andrew Barrows, Adrien Perkins, Tyler Reid, Per Enge, Shau-Shiun Jan

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Abstract

Airspaces around the world are introducing capabilities and infrastructure to handle higher traffic densities. Highly capable satellite based navigation is being adopted to help aircraft operate more efficiently in the future. Furthermore, Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), where aircraft and other users broadcast their precise position, velocity and intent, is being introduced to help manage these airspaces. This allows air traffic and other aircraft to have excellent awareness of the airspace users. Adoption of new systems and technologies will only intensify as future airspaces will have to handle more varied traffic such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) GNSS is critical to both future air navigation and ADS-B. Many of improvements in future airspace are primarily achieved with GNSS. This makes a robust, accurate terrestrial alternate essential should GNSS be unavailable. This paper examines using the Traffic Information Services Broadcast (TIS-B) service that is part of ADS-B implementation to provide terrestrial navigation. TIS-B would broadcast an aircraft position report generated using radar measurements. Conceptually, an aircraft may be able to use the reception of its own TIS-B report to provide knowledge of its position. This paper provides an overview of the concept and of the potential capabilities of the system..

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages779-788
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781509020423
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 26
EventIEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2016 - Savannah, Georgia
Duration: 2016 Apr 112016 Apr 14

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2016

Other

OtherIEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2016
CountryGeorgia
CitySavannah
Period16-04-1116-04-14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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