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ACRP 03-57 [Anticipated]

Understanding Coming Improvements and Transformations in Wireless Connectivity: Concepts for Smarter Airports

  Project Data
Funds: $400,000
Staff Responsibility: Theresia H. Schatz
Fiscal Year: 2020

This project has been tentatively selected and a project statement (request for proposals) is expected to be available on this website. The problem statement below will be the starting point for a panel of experts to develop the project statement.

Wireless connectivity and service-oriented architectures (SOA) can provide a wide range of capabilities and benefits for airport operators and users. Airport staff and stakeholders, including passengers, pilots, and service providers, stand to benefit from advancements in air-to-ground, air-to-air, within vehicle, and SatCom-based WiFi services. As these wireless technologies advance, these services will migrate from 4G to 5G networks or other platforms, calling for new connectivity and internet-of-things (IoT) guidance for airports.
 
The objective of this research is to provide airport- and aviation-specific information that better enables airport industry practitioners to make decisions and investments in wireless service and its capabilities to support their airport's operations and users.

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