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Upcoming RTCA Special Committee Plenaries  September 2023 

September 8, 2023
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Sep 14 – SC-206 w/WG-76, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services, will meet in joint plenary with EUROCAE WG-76. Part of the group will be hosted by The Boeing Company (Netherlands facilities) and part of the group will be hosted by NCAR Mesa Lab (Boulder, CO). They are continuing work on DO-364A/ED-XXX to add newly defined AIS and MET service descriptions and will kick off work on a new turbulence standard. There will also be discussion on adding two new tasks to the Terms of Reference (ToR).

Sep 18 – SC-186 w/WG-51, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), will meet virtually with EUROCAE WG-51 to discuss the approval of the ADSB-In white paper. If approved, it will then be submitted to the RTCA PMC and EUROCAE Council for publication. SC-186/WG-51 will also present updates to the committee’s ToR and discuss future work.

Sep 18 and 22 – SC-216 w/WG-72, Aeronautical Information Systems Security, will meet in joint plenary with EUROCAE WG-72 at EUROCAE, Saint Denis, France. They continued work to revise two documents. One will include guidance on change impact analysis, and one will address performance requirements for event reporting. The group is also working on two new documents, one to address management system for information security and the other to address generation, storage, and delivery of data. All four documents are expected to be published in 2024.

Sep 21 – PMC, Program Management Committee, will meet at RTCA in Washington, DC. The group is scheduled to review and approve two documents (a MOPS for dual-frequency multi-constellation satellite-based augmentation system airborne equipment and a MASPS for Aeronautical Telecommunications Network/Internet Protocol Suite) and two revised documents (updated SPR and updated INTEROP for Baseline 2 ATS Data Communication) for publication, approve one administrative change for one Special Committee (SC) ToR, five ToR revisions, receive updates on important SC activities, and discuss several significant topics.

Sep 21 – SC-147 w/WG-75, Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), will meet virtually with EUROCAE WG-75 to continue updates on ACAS Xr for rotorcraft. The group will also discuss the process and possibility of making the Julia source code available through RTCA.

Sep 22 – SC-239 w/WG-119, Low Range Radar Altimeter, will meet in plenary at RTCA to continue work on the updates to the Radar Altimeter MOPS. The group intends to make progress in many areas including requirements for a new standardization of antennas to be used with Radar Altimeters.

Sep 28 – SC-224, Airport Security Access Control Systems, will meet virtually in plenary to continue work on their guidelines document DO-230M, scheduled to be published in early 2024.

Sep 29 – SC-236 w/WG-96, Standards for Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication System (WAIC) within 4200-4400 MHz, will meet in plenary at RTCA to review the comments received in Final Review and Comment/Open Consultation (FRAC/OC) on the WAIC MOPS. If all comments are resolved, the group hopes the PMC will publish the WAIC MOPS in December 2023.

Agendas for all Plenary meetings of RTCA Special Committees and recent news from our special committees can be found at: https://www.rtca.org/committees-overview/. Please contact the program director for virtual connection information.


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