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Analysis of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 satellite communications

Index Analysis of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 satellite communications

The analysis of communications between Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and Inmarsat's satellite telecommunication network provide the only source of information about Flight 370's location and possible in-flight events after it disappeared from radar coverage at 2:22 Malaysia Standard Time (MYT) on 8 March 2014 (17:22 UTC, 7 March), one hour after communication with air traffic control ended and the aircraft departed from its planned flight path while over the South China Sea. [1]

61 relations: ACARS, Aeronautical Telecommunication Network, Air Accidents Investigation Branch, Air France Flight 447, Air traffic control, Airline codes, Airway (aviation), ALOHAnet, Annulus (mathematics), Arc (geometry), Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Auxiliary power unit, Beijing Capital International Airport, Boeing, Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile, Communications satellite, Control room, Coordinated Universal Time, Data link, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia, Doppler effect, Duncan Steel, Electronic oscillator, Emergency position-indicating radiobeacon station, Federal Aviation Administration, Flaperon, Flightglobal, Future Air Navigation System, Geostationary orbit, Great circle, Ground station, Handshaking, Heterodyne, In-flight entertainment, Inmarsat, International Civil Aviation Organization, International Cospas-Sarsat Programme, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, National Transportation Safety Board, North Magnetic Pole, Open access, Perth, Pilot in command, Radio frequency, Ram air turbine, Réunion, ..., Root mean square, Royal Institute of Navigation, Satellite data unit, Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, SITA (company), South China Sea, Thales Group, Time in China, Time in Malaysia, True north, UTC+08:00. Expand index (11 more) »

ACARS

In aviation, ACARS (an acronym for aircraft communications addressing and reporting system) is a digital datalink system for transmission of short messages between aircraft and ground stations via airband radio or satellite.

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Aeronautical Telecommunication Network

The Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN) is an internetwork architecture that allows ground/ground, air/ground, and avionic data subnetworks to interoperate by adopting common interface services and protocols based on the ISO OSI Reference Model.

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Air Accidents Investigation Branch

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents within the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and crown dependencies.

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Air France Flight 447

Air France Flight 447 (AF447/AFR447) was a scheduled passenger international flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, France, which crashed on 1 June 2009.

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Air traffic control

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based air traffic controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace.

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Airline codes

This is a list of airline codes.

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Airway (aviation)

An airway or air route is a defined corridor that connects one specified location to another at a specified altitude, along which an aircraft that meets the requirements of the airway may be flown.

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ALOHAnet

ALOHAnet, also known as the ALOHA System, or simply ALOHA, was a pioneering computer networking system developed at the University of Hawaii.

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Annulus (mathematics)

In mathematics, an annulus (the Latin word for "little ring" is anulus/annulus, with plural anuli/annuli) is a ring-shaped object, a region bounded by two concentric circles.

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Arc (geometry)

In Euclidean geometry, an arc (symbol: ⌒) is a closed segment of a differentiable curve.

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Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is Australia’s national transport safety investigator.

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Auxiliary power unit

An auxiliary power unit (APU) is a device on a vehicle that provides energy for functions other than propulsion.

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Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing.

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Boeing

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide.

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Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile

The Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA, French: Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile) is an agency of the French government, responsible for investigating aviation accidents and incidents and making safety recommendations based on what is learned from those investigations.

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Communications satellite

A communications satellite is an artificial satellite that relays and amplifies radio telecommunications signals via a transponder; it creates a communication channel between a source transmitter and a receiver at different locations on Earth.

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Control room

A control room, operations center, or operations control center (OCC) is a room serving as a central space where a large physical facility or physically dispersed service can be monitored and controlled.

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Coordinated Universal Time

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Data link

In telecommunication a data link is the means of connecting one location to another for the purpose of transmitting and receiving digital information.

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Defence Science and Technology Group

The Defence Science and Technology Group (abbreviated as DST Group or DST) is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia's defence and national security needs.

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Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia

Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM, Pihak Berkuasa Penerbangan Awam Malaysia) is a government agency that was formed under the Malaysian Ministry of Transport in 1969, pursuant to the passing of the Civil Aviation Act 1969 by the Malaysian Parliament.

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Doppler effect

The Doppler effect (or the Doppler shift) is the change in frequency or wavelength of a wave in relation to observer who is moving relative to the wave source.

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Duncan Steel

Duncan I. Steel FRAS (born 1955), is a British scientist born in Midsomer Norton, Somerset.

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Electronic oscillator

An electronic oscillator is an electronic circuit that produces a periodic, oscillating electronic signal, often a sine wave or a square wave.

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Emergency position-indicating radiobeacon station

An emergency position-indicating radiobeacon station is a distress radiobeacon, a tracking transmitter that is triggered during an accident.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Flaperon

A flaperon (a portmanteau of flap and aileron) on an aircraft's wing is a type of control surface that combines the functions of both flaps and ailerons.

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Flightglobal

Flightglobal is an online news and information website which covers the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Future Air Navigation System

The Future Air Navigation System (FANS) is an avionics system which provides direct data link communication between the pilot and the air traffic controller.

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Geostationary orbit

A geostationary orbit, often referred to as a geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO), is a circular geosynchronous orbit above Earth's equator and following the direction of Earth's rotation.

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Great circle

A great circle, also known as an orthodrome, of a sphere is the intersection of the sphere and a plane that passes through the center point of the sphere.

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Ground station

A ground station, earth station, or earth terminal is a terrestrial radio station designed for extraplanetary telecommunication with spacecraft (constituting part of the ground segment of the spacecraft system), or reception of radio waves from astronomical radio sources.

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Handshaking

In telecommunications, a handshake is an automated process of negotiation between two communicating participants (example "Alice and Bob") through the exchange of information that establishes the protocols of a communication link at the start of the communication, before full communication begins.

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Heterodyne

Heterodyning is a signal processing technique invented in 1901 by Canadian inventor-engineer Reginald Fessenden that creates new frequencies by combining or mixing two frequencies.

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In-flight entertainment

In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight.

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Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is a British satellite telecommunications company, offering global mobile services.

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International Civil Aviation Organization

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO Organisation de l'aviation civile internationale, OACI), is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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International Cospas-Sarsat Programme

The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme is a treaty-based, nonprofit, intergovernmental, humanitarian cooperative of 44 nations and agencies (see box on right) dedicated to detecting and locating radio beacons activated by persons, aircraft or vessels in distress, and forwarding this alert information to authorities that can take action for rescue.

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur), or commonly known as KL, is the national capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city in the country.

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Malaysia

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.

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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) (Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad), formerly known as Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MAS), branded as Malaysia Airlines, is an airline operating flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia, Oceania and Europe.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370) was a scheduled international passenger flight operated by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared on 8 March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to its destination, Beijing Capital International Airport in China.

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National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation.

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North Magnetic Pole

The North Magnetic Pole is the wandering point on the surface of Earth's Northern Hemisphere at which the planet's magnetic field points vertically downwards (in other words, if a magnetic compass needle is allowed to rotate about a horizontal axis, it will point straight down).

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Open access

Open access (OA) refers to research outputs which are distributed online and free of cost or other barriers, and possibly with the addition of a Creative Commons license to promote reuse.

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Perth

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.

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Pilot in command

The pilot in command (PIC) of an aircraft is the person aboard the aircraft who is ultimately responsible for its operation and safety during flight.

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Radio frequency

Radio frequency (RF) refers to oscillatory change in voltage or current in a circuit, waveguide or transmission line in the range extending from around twenty thousand times per second to around three hundred billion times per second, roughly between the upper limit of audio and the lower limit of infrared.

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Ram air turbine

A ram air turbine (RAT) is a small wind turbine that is connected to a hydraulic pump, or electrical generator, installed in an aircraft and used as a power source.

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Réunion

Réunion (La Réunion,; previously Île Bourbon) is an island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius.

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Root mean square

In statistics and its applications, the root mean square (abbreviated RMS or rms) is defined as the square root of the mean square (the arithmetic mean of the squares of a set of numbers).

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Royal Institute of Navigation

The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status, aimed at furthering the development of navigation on land and sea, in the air and in space.

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Satellite data unit

A satellite data unit (SDU) is an avionics device installed in an aircraft that allows air/ground communication via a satellite network.

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Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The disappearance on 8 March 2014 of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a scheduled international passenger flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport, prompted a large, multinational search in Asia and the southern Indian Ocean that became the most expensive search in aviation history.

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SITA (company)

SITA is a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry.

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South China Sea

The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around.

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Thales Group

Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.

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Time in China

The time in China follows a single standard time offset of UTC+08:00 (eight hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time), despite China spanning five geographical time zones.

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Time in Malaysia

Malaysian Standard Time (MST; Waktu Piawai Malaysia, WPM) or Malaysian Time (MYT) is a standard time used in Malaysia.

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True north

True north (also called geodetic north) is the direction along Earth's surface towards the geographic North Pole.

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UTC+08:00

UTC+08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:00.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analysis_of_Malaysia_Airlines_Flight_370_satellite_communications

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