In december 2013 the European project “SANDRA” delivered their final report.

The goal for this project were to demonstrate the concept of an innovative multi-link communication system based on Internet Protocol and on a flexible and modular avionics architecture, enabling new Air Transport Management (ATM) services which envisage the exchange of vast amount of data, along with other communications required by other aircraft domains such as Airline communications and passenger communications.

We were involved as a subcontractor to a small project initiated by the outcome of SANDRA SP5.

The primary objective is to design and develop a novel phased array antenna to receive and transmit L-band SBB Satcom and to receive Ku-band DVB Satcom.

The SANDRA concept demonstrated June 2013

VIDEO BY DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt