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We report on an examination of potential benefits of infusing wireless technologies
into various areas of aircraft and airspace operations. The analysis is done in support
of a NASA seedling project Efficient Reconfigurable Cockpit Design and Fleet
Operations Using Software Intensive, Network Enabled Wireless Architecture (ECON) .
The study has two objectives. First, we investigate one of the main benefit hypotheses
of the ECON proposal: that the replacement of wired technologies with wireless
would lead to significant weight reductions on an aircraft, among other benefits.
Second, we advance a list of wireless technology applications and discuss their system
benefits. With regard to the primary hypothesis, we conclude that the promise of
weight reduction is premature. Specificity of the system domain and aircraft,
criticality of components, reliability of wireless technologies, the weight of
replacement or augmentation equipment, and the cost of infusion must all be taken
into account among other considerations, to produce a reliable estimate of weight
savings or increase. However, we also claim that wireless augmentation may be
beneficial even in the face of weight increase, when other system objectives are taken
into account. Finally, we recommend areas of applications and technology
development and exploration in wireless for aviation connectivity.
e report on a study of the potential of infusing wireless technologies into various areas of aircraft and
airspace systems and operations. This analysis is done in support of a NASA seedling project titled Efficient
Reconfigurable Cockpit Design and Fleet Operations using Software Intensive, Network Enabled, Wireless
Architecture (ECON) . As to broader relevance, this research supports the following three of the six
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) strategic thrusts 3 :
1. Safe and Efficient Growth in Global Operations. Affordability and increased safety of air travel,
supported by wireless technologies, facilitate growth.
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