Aeronautical mobile-satellite service

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aeronautical mobile satellite service

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AMSS

Definition

A mobile-satellite service in which mobile earth stations are located on board aircraft; survival craft stations and emergency position-indicating radiobeacon stations may also participate in this service.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, AN 10/II Aeronautical Telecommunications — Communication Procedures including those with PANS status

C-WP/11519 Adoption of Amendment 76 to Annex 10 — Aeronautical Telecommunications 2001/02/13, App. B, p. B-3 (amdt 76-An10/II)

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The AMSS comprises satellites, aeronautical earth stations (AESs), ground earth stations (GESs) and associated ground facilities such as a network coordination center. It uses the satellite subnetwork to provide aeronautical communication services between aircraft and ground users. Technical requirements for the AMSS are contained in Annex 10, Volume III, Part I, Chapter 4. The ATN supports the packet-mode data exchange provided by the AMSS.

Note Source

ICAO, DOC 9705 Manual of Technical Provisions for the Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN) 1999, 2nd ed., p. 1-3