Developments in HF Propagation Predictions to Support Communications with Aircraft on Trans-polar Routes

Warrington, Michael and Rogers, Neil Christopher and Stocker, A. J. and Siddle, D. and Al-Behadili, H.A.H. and Honary, Farideh and Beharrell, Mathew and Boteler, D. H. and Danskin, D. W. and Zaalov, Nikolay (2017) Developments in HF Propagation Predictions to Support Communications with Aircraft on Trans-polar Routes. In: Proceedings of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) St Petersburg, Russia, 2017). Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings . The Electromagnetics Academy, SUN, pp. 1953-1959. ISBN 9781509062706

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Abstract

Commercial airlines began operations over polar routes in 1999 with a small number of proving flights. By 2014 the number had increased to in excess of 12,000 flights per year, and further increases are expected. For safe operations, the aircraft have to be able to communicate with air traffic control centres at all times. This is achieved by VHF links whilst within range of the widespread network of ground stations, and by HF radio in remote areas such as the Polar regions, the North Atlantic and Pacific where VHF ground infrastructure does not exist. Furthermore, the Russian side of the pole only has HF capability. This has created a demand for improved HF nowcasting and forecasting procedures to support the polar operations, which are the subject of this paper.

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