Frank O'Connor

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Maintenance for wind turbines, particularly offshore turbines, presents a significant cost component to wind farm operators. The main bearing, which supports the low-speed shaft, is one of the major wind turbine system components. Since maintenance is confined to suitable weather windows, which are unpredictable, there is a need for decision support tools(More)
This paper evaluates the use of System Wide Information Management (SWIM) to support sharing of safety ATM data link information from Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS), in addition to advisory information. The convergence of both advisory and safety critical information into IP-based (including(More)
The current Air/Ground mobile technology used for ATN/OSI is VDL Mode-2. In time, other mobile technologies will be used such as Satellite Communications, for example possibly INMARSAT and Iridium, and other ground based systems, for example AeroMACS. These mobile technologies already support networking using the IP protocol suite. ICAO 9896 has been(More)
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