SC-222, AMS(R)S, established October 2, 2008, is developing Minimum Aviation Performance Standards (MASPS) with system level attachments from Inmarsat and Iridium, and Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) with normative appendices from Inmarsat and Iridium (AMS(R)S), incorporating DO-270 satellite subnetwork material and aligned with ICAO's Global Operational Data Link (GOLD) document. AMSS satellite communications includes as a required sub-class, the safety (route) services designated as AMS(R)S. AMS(R)S services are used for CPDLC, ADS-C and FANS 1/A operations in oceanic airspace. Swift Broadband (SBB) services are being considered for use in the Future Communication System. There is a planned launch by Iridium of a replacement satellite system that will begin in 2015. All current legacy Iridium devices are forward compatible with Iridium NEXT satellites but new transceiver designs and satellite waveforms are intended to enable enhanced capabilities for aviation as specified by DO-262, DO-343 and Annex 10 of the ICAO SARPs. The Committee is working jointly with EUROCAE WG-82 and has been tasked to develop standards relative to new air-ground data link technologies including three components: airport surface, satellite and en route/TMA L band systems.

 

Leadership

Chair E. F. Charles LaBerge EFC LaBerge Engineering & Analysis, LLC and UMBC
Designated Federal Officer Dave Robinson Federal Aviation Administration
Secretary John Bard Thales
Program Director Karan Hofmann RTCA, Inc.

 

General Information

Terms of Reference May 31, 2017
Next Meeting Agenda November 2, 2017
2017 Meetings January 23 - 24, 2017

 

Recently Completed Documents

DO-262C  Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS)  May 2017
DO-343A Minimum Aviation System Performance Standard for AMS(R)S Data and Voice Communications Supporting Required Communications Performance (RCP) and Required Surveillance Performance (RSP)  May 2017
DO-262B Change 1 Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite System (NGSS) Iridium Specific December 2015
DO-210D Change 4 Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Geosynchronous Orbit Aeromautical Mobile Satellite Services (AMSS) Avionics March 2015
DO-262B Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Avionics Supporting Next Generation Satellite System (NGSS) June 2014

 

Archives

2016 Meetings June 8-9, 2016
October 5-6, 2016
2015 Meetings January 22, 2015
February 27, 2015
April 14, 2015
September 22-24, 2015
November 9, 2015
2014 Meetings February 27, 2014
April 25, 2014

 

For additional meeting summaries, please contact the Program Director: Karan Hofmann