Air Traffic Management

Maximising efficiency in
the transport sector

Airports

Space

Telecoms

Middle East Spectrum Con...
How much spectrum do transport users have?
Aviation
Maritime
Rail
Road
Mobile
Others

25.6%

49.1%

3.7%
0.3%
0.0%

21.3%
...
The pattern continues at higher frequencies…
Aviation
Maritime
Rail
Road
Mobile
Others

22.1%

52.1%

8.1%

0.2%
1.1%

16....
The simple facts
• Demand for spectrum is ever increasing
• The amount of spectrum available is fixed
• Transport users ne...
Time to share?
• Land based transport could
share infrastructure
• cars and trains

• Complementary transport
could share ...
Maximising efficiency?
• Ensure existing systems are spectrally efficient
• Some systems have changed little over 60 years...
Air Traffic Management

Any questions?

Airports

Space

Richard Womersley
E: richard.womersley@askhelios.com
T: +44 7766 ...
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Presentation at Middle East Spectrum Conference, in Dubai, March 2011
Presenter: Richard Womersley of Helios
richard.womersley@askhelios.com
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Maximising efficiency in the transport sector

  1. 1. Air Traffic Management Maximising efficiency in the transport sector Airports Space Telecoms Middle East Spectrum Conference Dubai, 30th March 2011 Maritime Rail www.askhelios.com
  2. 2. How much spectrum do transport users have? Aviation Maritime Rail Road Mobile Others 25.6% 49.1% 3.7% 0.3% 0.0% 21.3% Share of spectrum in range 300 to 3000 MHz (excludes exclusive military use) Source: Helios 1 Middle East Spectrum Conference – 30th March 2011
  3. 3. The pattern continues at higher frequencies… Aviation Maritime Rail Road Mobile Others 22.1% 52.1% 8.1% 0.2% 1.1% 16.5% Share of spectrum in range 300 to 6000 MHz (excludes exclusive military use) Source: Helios 2 Middle East Spectrum Conference – 30th March 2011
  4. 4. The simple facts • Demand for spectrum is ever increasing • The amount of spectrum available is fixed • Transport users need spectrum for connectivity • They are inherently mobile • Many applications are safety related • They currently ‘occupy’ around a third of the spectrum • Transport users are also feeling the squeeze • New applications (eg intelligent transport) require more spectrum • Some users already share spectrum (eg aircraft and maritime radars) 3 Middle East Spectrum Conference – 30th March 2011
  5. 5. Time to share? • Land based transport could share infrastructure • cars and trains • Complementary transport could share spectrum Boats Cars Trains • boats and cars • boats and trains • could there be problems at ports and harbours? • Are definitions such as ‘maritime’ and ‘aeronautical’ still useful? Middle East Spectrum Conference – 30th March 2011
  6. 6. Maximising efficiency? • Ensure existing systems are spectrally efficient • Some systems have changed little over 60 years • New systems should adopt best practise • Design and development historically slow in safety cultures, outdating solutions before they are implemented • Allow commercial competition in service innovation • International committees rarely agree! • USA has introduced ‘local’ systems • EU, ME, Asia could do the same • Consider shift towards greater sharing between users • Shared infrastructure and service provision • Shared spectrum Middle East Spectrum Conference – 30th March 2011
  7. 7. Air Traffic Management Any questions? Airports Space Richard Womersley E: richard.womersley@askhelios.com T: +44 7766 831347 Telecoms Maritime Rail www.askhelios.com
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