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Wettbewerbsfähiger Flughafen

Contact Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Volker Turau
Staff Dr. Marcus Venzke
Start 1. January 2007
End 31. March 2010
Financing BMWi

Project Description

The WFF project targets at optimizing airport processes by establishing an integrated and consistent procedure for planning the entire process chain of approaching, departure, ground traffic, and turnaround. Goals are:

For achieving the goals, required systems are developed. Demonstrations show the advantages and feasibility of concepts and systems.

The project is funded the German Federal Ministry of Economics in the aviation research program 2007-2012 (LUFO IV). It is lead by the Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) and conducted with other 13 partners including the airports of Hamburg and Frankfurt, the Deutsche Lufthansa, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and several aviation suppliers.

As a subcontractor of the Hamburg airport (FHG), the Institute of Telematics participates by ensuring full coverage of communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) infrastructure for ground vehicles. This continues their work from the CARMA project funded by the City of Hamburg.


Marcus Venzke, Mikko Jania and Volker Turau. VoIP over WLAN: Replacing Professional Mobile Radio on Airports. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies (AST'09), March 2009. Hamburg, Germany.
@InProceedings{Telematik_VJT_2009_VoIP, author = {Marcus Venzke and Mikko Jania and Volker Turau}, title = {VoIP over WLAN: Replacing Professional Mobile Radio on Airports}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Aircraft System Technologies (AST'09)}, day = {26-27}, month = mar, year = 2009, location = {Hamburg, Germany}, }
Abstract: This paper proposes and analyses the idea of replacing professional mobile radio for airport ground handlers by VoIP systems based on WLAN. The proposed communication scheme is adjusted to business processes at airports. It provides push-to-talk unicast and group messages (determined by business tasks or location) with priorities, encrypted transmission, and mailboxes. The resulting architecture and proof-of-concept prototype consists of a server and software clients reusing already installed hardware and WLAN infrastructure, and uses peer-to-peer RDP voice streams. Bandwidth considerations estimate a maximum of 72 concurrent streams per access point on WLAN for IEEE 802.11g (54 Mbit/s) and 13 streams for IEEE 802.11b (11 Mbit/s), enhanced with a factor 3 to 5 if IEEE 802.11e is used as quality of service support.

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