INTELLIGENT METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ASSIST THE PILOT FOR EFFICIENT RADIO COMMUNICATION
Publication Date: 2018-Aug-31
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Safety is the primary focus in aviation industry. Communication between Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and aircraft crew plays a big role in ensuring safe and uninterrupted flight. The pilot-controller communication uses Very High Frequency (VHF) radio that depends on Line of Sight (LoS) and hence faces limitations when met with obstacles such as hills or mountains. When an aircraft flies in regions unable to receive any VHF signals from ATC, the consequences can be catastrophic. This paper discusses a system and a method to ensure effective and efficient communication between ATC and aircraft in the situations of Line of Sight (LoS) communication unavailability.