“SWIMLINK” Secure Airborne HTTP Data Communications. Demonstration and Prototyping Information Exchange Briefing. Dave Loda, Center for NCPS Research, LLC. May 26, 2010. Description.
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Demonstration and Prototyping Information Exchange Briefing
Dave Loda, Center for NCPS Research, LLC
May 26, 2010
PROJECT GOAL:To demonstrate the feasibility of using aircraft as http server-based secure nodes on the SWIM network for 2 way information exchange
FEB 08 - Initial idea to adapt maintenance airborne micro-webserver for weather data applications conceived (NGATS WX Workshop, L’Enfant Plaza)
JUN 08 - D Loda appointed to JPDO NCO WG through NextGen Institute. Monthly participation to present day.
MAY-SEP 08 - Planning meetings with FAA WX Office, NASA LaRC, FAA WJHTC
SEP 2008 - Research started by NCPS, supported by NASA LaRC
NOV 2008 - CRDA between FAA WJHTC, FAA Weather Office, NCPS Research signed
NOV 2008 - NCPS SWIMLINK prototype system installed on removable shelf in FAA aircraft. WLAN onboard, ground cellular web data link established with FAA WJHTC Weather Lab using onboard environmental data. Initial LaRC support concluded
DEC 2008/FEB 2009 - GPS/Iridium antenna conflicts, aircraft maintenance cycle puts project on hold.
MAR-APR 2009 - Aircraft antenna upgrades completed, additional ramp tests with Iridium satellite system
JUN 2009 - Project put on back burner to await further evolution/maturation of NCO architecture, airborne cellular and satellite communications networks, and application technologies
JUL 2009 - MAR 2010 - New NCO architectural concepts evolved, SWIMLINK/FIPRNET approach fleshed out in related JPDO, WJHTC, and LaRC efforts
APR 2010 - Restarted project activity. Arrangement with AirCell to test new GoGo airborne cellular network with SWIMLINK prototype server system. Initiated development of mobile test lab as aircraft surrogate to support continued testing, AirCell installation, and to reduce risk/ramp time for testing with actual aircraft
MAY 2010 - Nearing completion of network centric mobile test lab and installation of AirCell, Iridium, WLAN, cellular, etc. communications with revised FAA rack mounting hardware and 110VAC, 12VDC and 28VDC aircraft type power. New cockpit devices and applications testing. Back area doubles as mobile UAV hanger for next phase.
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