Bringing order to air traffic chaos

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Averting chaos in Europe’s skies will require replacing systems that are up to 50 years old. Norwegian research is behind new air traffic communication technology developed to meet the challenges ahead.

“Current communication systems have been in use since the 1960s and 1970s,” states Jan Erik Håkegård of the Norwegian research institution SINTEF. ”They will not be able to deal with the pressing need for greater capacity.

Dr Håkegård heads the project Spectrum Efficient Communication for Future Aeronautical Services (SECOMAS), established to develop new air traffic communication technology. The project receives funding under the Research Council’s Large-scale Programme on Core Competence and Growth in ICT (VERDIKT).

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Source: Research Council of Norway

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