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In this paper an innovative service concept based on wireless technologies for aircraft cabins is presented. The peculiarities of radio propagation and interference for UMTS, IEEE 802.11b for WLAN and Bluetooth inside a cabin are discussed.
The paper discusses various aspects of aeronautical broadband satellite communications (AirCom). A range of applications and services is identified and categorized into the scenarios of in-flight entertainment, in-flight office, telemedicine, flight security, and flight logistics & maintenance. A number of operational and planned AirCom systems are… (More)