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DataComm – Quiet Communications Make-Over

Data Comm Milestones

Accomplished Dec. 2013 - June 2014

  • Signed Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) with air carriers to participate in avionics equipage initiative
  • ERAM software enhancements development complete and in test (Dec 2013)
  • TDLS software enhancements development complete and in test (Jan 2014)
  • Started Data Comm informal service integration tests at William J Hughes Tech Center (Feb 2014)
  • Conducting early user risk reduction events (Dec 2013- Jul 2014)
  • Completed air-ground network surveys for seventeen airports (as of Jun 2014)
  • Tower Trials at Newark, NJ and Memphis, TN
  • ERAM Initial Test Release (ITR) delivered two months ahead of schedule (April 2014)
  • TDLS Initial Test Release (ITR) delivered three months ahead of schedule (April 2014)
  • Conducting hardware installation at Salt Lake City ARTCC (ZLC) (Jun 2014)
  • Completed installation of TDLS V11 at Key sites (Bradley and Miami) (March 2014)
  • Completed DCNS Build 1 Functional Qualification Test (FQT) (April 2014)

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