• Optimal datalink selection for future aeronautical telecommunication networks

      Alam, Atm S.; Hu, Yim Fun; Pillai, Prashant; Xu, K.; Baddoo, J. (2017-10)
      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 weighTing (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.