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1. WO2000014987 - COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT

Publication Number WO/2000/014987
Publication Date 16.03.2000
International Application No. PCT/AU1999/000737
International Filing Date 08.09.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 06.04.2000
IPC
B64D 11/00 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
11Passenger or crew accommodation; Flight-deck installations not otherwise provided for
H04B 7/185 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14Relay systems
15Active relay systems
185Space-based or airborne stations
H04L 12/28 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
28characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN or WAN
H04L 12/58 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
54Store-and-forward switching systems
58Message switching systems
H04L 29/08 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
08Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
H04W 84/06 2009.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
WWIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
84Network topologies
02Hierarchically pre-organised networks, e.g. paging networks, cellular networks, WLAN  or WLL
04Large scale networks; Deep hierarchical networks
06Airborne or Satellite Networks
CPC
B64D 11/0015
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
11Passenger or crew accommodation; Flight-deck installations not otherwise provided for
0015Arrangements for entertainment or communications, e.g. radio, television
B64D 11/00155
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
11Passenger or crew accommodation; Flight-deck installations not otherwise provided for
0015Arrangements for entertainment or communications, e.g. radio, television
00155Individual entertainment or communication system remote controls therefor, located in or connected to seat components, e.g. to seat back or arm rest
H04B 7/18506
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
14Relay systems
15Active relay systems
185Space-based or airborne stations; ; Stations for satellite systems
18502Airborne stations
18506Communications with or from aircraft, i.e. aeronautical mobile service
H04L 12/2856
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
28characterised by path configuration, e.g. local area networks [LAN], wide area networks [WAN]
2854Wide area networks, e.g. public data networks
2856Access arrangements, e.g. Internet access
H04L 2012/4028
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12Data switching networks
28characterised by path configuration, e.g. local area networks [LAN], wide area networks [WAN]
40Bus networks
40267Bus for use in transportation systems
4028the transportation system being an aircraft
H04L 29/12066
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/00 - H04L27/00
12characterised by the data terminal
12009Arrangements for addressing and naming in data networks
12047Directories; name-to-address mapping
12056involving standard directories and standard directory access protocols
12066using Domain Name System [DNS]
Applicants
  • TENZING,INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • BASTIAN, Fabio [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • GRESHAM, Simon, Isaac [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
  • LEMME, Peter, Wilfried [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • SEIK POON CHAN, Philip [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BASTIAN, Fabio
  • GRESHAM, Simon, Isaac
  • LEMME, Peter, Wilfried
  • SEIK POON CHAN, Philip
Agents
  • BALDWIN SHELSTON WATERS
Priority Data
9819587.808.09.1998GB
9909825.328.04.1999GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT
(FR) SYSTEME DE COMMUNICATIONS POUR AVION
Abstract
(EN)
A system for permitting passengers on board an aircraft to send and receive electronic data is described. The components of the system on board the aircraft include a server (20) having a plurality of nodes (30) to which computer terminals (40a, 40b and 40c) are attached, as desired. The computer terminals are laptop or palm-top personal computers belonging to the various passengers on board. The server communicates with a wide variety of different terminals running different operating systems. Each computer terminal is connected to the server (20) via an aircraft network (50). Server (20) has mass storage which contains a database of WWW pages which can be browsed by passengers using terminals (40a, 40b and 40c). Server (20) provides a domain name server (DNS) that masquerades as the passenger's usual DNS. Server (20) then links the passenger to the appropriate locally stored WWW page. Server (20) also contains storage for Email messages. Connected to server (20) is one or more radios (60). This permits data to be transferred to base station (90) using communications network (80). A virtual private network (VPN) (150) connects station (90) to communications service provider networks (80), web content processor (190), and via links (180) to the Internet (160). Points of Presence (POP) (170) provide Internet access and Email service to subscribers of the service while not on the aircraft. POPs (170) can also be used by communications service provider networks and web content processors as an alternate means to connect to VPN (150).
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un système permettant aux passagers à bord d'un avion d'envoyer et de recevoir des données électroniques. Les composants de ce système embarqué comprennent un serveur (20) pourvu d'une pluralité de noeuds (30) auxquels sont reliés les terminaux (40a, 40b, 40c) informatiques. Les terminaux informatiques sont des ordinateurs personnels portatifs ou de poche appartenant à divers passagers à bord. Le serveur communique avec de nombreux et divers terminaux faisant fonctionner différents systèmes d'exploitation. Chaque terminal est connecté au serveur (20) par un réseau (50) de l'avion. Le serveur (20) a une mémoire de grande capacité qui contient une base de données de pages WWW qui peuvent être feuilletées par des passagers utilisant des terminaux (40a, 40b et 40c). Le serveur (20) génère un serveur de nom de domaine (DNS) qui se fait passer pour un serveur de nom de domaine habituel d'un passager. Le serveur (20) relie ensuite le passager à la page WWW appropriée stockée localement. Le serveur (20) contient également une mémoire pour messages électroniques. Une ou plusieurs radios (60) sont connectées au serveur (20), ce qui permet de transférer des données à la station (90) de base par le réseau (80) de communications. Un réseau privé virtuel (150) relie la station à des réseaux (80) de fournisseurs de services, un processeur (190) de contenu web et, par des liaisons (180), à Internet (160). Des points de présence (170) assurent l'accès à Internet et assurent également un service de messages électroniques à des abonnés du service n'étant pas dans l'avion. Les points de présence (170) peuvent aussi être utilisés par des réseaux de communications de fournisseurs de services et des processeurs de contenu web comme moyen alternatif pour réaliser une connexion à un réseau privé virtuel (150).
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