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FAA ATC Facility is a placeholder for a TRACON or Center that implements the
NVS. This could be a new type of facility which will combine functionality for ATC
Centers and large consolidated TRACONS or an existing TRACON or Center. The
NVS will allow controllers to communicate directly with UAS remote pilots through
the NVS (yellow shaded “box”) linked to VHF radios or via a data communication
through a service provider (yellow shaded “box,” FAA Controller Pilot Data Comm.
Network). The NVS will use voice over internet protocol routed technology to connect
the controller to the radios used for voice communication. Future enhancements to the
NVS will allow for ground-to-ground connections between controllers and UAS pilots.
This interface will be through the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure system and
a new system called NAS Boundary Protection Service.
NAS Boundary Protection Service (NBPS) is a NextGen service to provide
information system security for third-party systems connected to the FAA ATC
Telecommunications Infrastructure network. This connection will enable the NVS to
provide secure ground-to-ground voice communications between the UAS pilot and
the ATC controller.
FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) service provides the FAA
connectivity (network and point-to-point) between FAA facilities and the VHF Radio
Facilities. In the future, it could support the connection of the UAS CS to the NVS
equipped facilities through the NBPS.
FAA Radio Facilities are the locations that house the FAA VHF voice radios,
antennas, and interface equipment to allow voice communications between pilots and
controllers in controlled airspace (Class A, B, C, D, and E).
FAA Flight Service is the FAA service that provides weather briefings and flight
planning services to the remote pilot in the same way as for traditional pilots.
FAA Controller Pilot Data Link Communications Service (CPDLC) is the service
provided to route and deliver CPDLC messages between the FAA controllers and the
UAS pilot. Currently, this service is only installed at major airports but is planned for
installation at all FAA Centers. Use of CPDLC is optional, but the connection is shown
assuming the operator chose to participate. This diagram also assumes the UAS CS
will connect to the ground network portion of the network instead of through a radio
relay through the UA.
FAA Surveillance Data Service is the service provided by the FAA to provide
Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), Automatic Dependent
Surveillance Rebroadcast (ADS-R), Traffic Information Service Broadcast (TIS-B),
and Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) services. The FAA can authorize
users to receive position data like TIS-B through an IP network connection for display
to a pilot to enhance situational awareness or for integration into the DAA solution.
Note: The integration of all the above services is not within the scope of the Phase 2 DAA
work and would be the responsibility of the user to establish certification criteria.
Consequently, the connections among all these services are optional but are shown
in Figure C-7 assuming the UAS operator will be aware of the opportunity to take
advantage of the availability of the data.
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