• Optimal Datalink Selection for Future Aeronautical Telecommunication Networks

      Alam, AS; Hu, YF; Pillai, P; Xu, K; Baddoo, J (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017-05-08)
      © 2017 IEEE. Modern aeronautical telecommunication networks (ATN) make use of different simultaneous datalinks to deliver robust, secure, and efficient ATN services. This paper proposes a multiple attribute decision making based optimal datalink selection algorithm, which considers different attributes including safety, QoS, costs, and user/operator preferences. An intelligent TRigger-based aUtomatic Subjective weigh Ting (i-TRUST) method is also proposed for computing subjective weights necessary to provide user flexibility. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm significantly improves the performance of the ATN system.