Emerging Trends in Avionics Networking

  • Andreas ReinhardtEmail author
  • Aysegul Aglargoz


Embedded sensing systems are widely deployed aboard aircraft to capture flight parameters and cater to their processing, logging, and visualization. However, it is their interconnection to form avionics networks that facilitates the provision of a large range of additional functionalities. Most prevalently, the fusion of sensor data collected at different points within aircraft enables the collection of a holistic and comprehensive situational picture. Several key design decisions must be made to set up avionics networks in practice: Besides the identification of suitable hardware platforms, decisions must be made regarding the selection of communication technologies to use, the desired network topologies, and the choice of networking protocols. Across all these dimensions of the parameter space, application-specific requirements must also be adequately catered for, e.g., to meet latency, performance, or reliability constraints. In this chapter, we will discuss requirements to avionics networks as well as highlighting design options to meet them. At last, we present selected promising avenues for future research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany
  2. 2.German Aerospace Center (DLR)BraunschweigGermany

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