Interoperability of the ENRI GAST-D Ground-Station Prototype with Different Airborne Software Implementations

  • S. SaitoEmail author
  • M. Stanisak
  • T. Yoshihara
  • T. Feuerle
  • A. Lipp
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 555)


Ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) interoperability trials were conducted in Ishigaki, Japan in June 2016. The interoperability of different implementations of GBAS airborne equipment/software including the TriPos from TU Braunschweig, a software from ENRI, and the Pegasus software developed by EUROCONTROL were tested with an experimental GAST-D ground prototype developed by ENRI and manufactured by NEC. Some differences were observed in protection levels, likely because of differences in the software tools’ satellite selection strategies. Even so, the position solutions and course deviations were in good agreement between the different implementations, so that interoperability was demonstrated successfully.


Ground-Based augmentation system (GBAS) GBAS approach service Type-D (GAST-D) Interoperability Low latitude ionosphere 



This work presented in this paper was funded by EUROCONTROL in scope of contracts between EUROCONTROL and TU Braunschweig. The experiment in Ishigaki, Japan was supported technically by Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Saito
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Stanisak
    • 2
  • T. Yoshihara
    • 1
  • T. Feuerle
    • 2
  • A. Lipp
    • 3
  1. 1.Navigation Systems DepartmentElectronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI)TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Flight GuidanceTechnische Universität Braunschweig (TU-BS)BraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.EUROCONTROL Experimental CenterBretigny-sur-OrgeFrance

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