Communication Management Unit : Single Solution of Voice and Data Routing Unit

  • Ravi Shankar Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Hyderabad
Keywords: Voice communication, data communication, voice routing switching unit, data routing switching unit


Challenges faced by present avionics systems are low weight, less power, low volume, high mean time between failure and low mean time to repair. This paper is a feasibility study for single solution of voice and data switching/routing unit. This paper presents a new architecture for voice and data switching unit in the form of communication management unit.  The proposed solution is obtained on integrated modular avionics architecture using commercial-off-the-shelf  hardware. A single board computer is used as a processing engine with add-on audio boards to convert analog voice input and output signals into digital signals.

Defence Science Journal, 2013, 63(2), pp.181-185DOI:

Author Biography

Ravi Shankar, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Hyderabad
Mr Ravi Shankar has received BSc (Eng) (Comp. Sc. Eng) from B.I.T Sindri, Jharkand and MSc  (Aerospace Vehicle Design (Avionics)) from Cranfield University, U.K., in 2002 and 2011 respectively. He is presently working at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Banglore. He worked in the area of development of controller for ground based radio, GPS receiver, ground-based voice recorder, VoIP integration, communication system integration and testing on military aircraft. Presently working on control software development for software defined radio.
How to Cite
Shankar, R. (2013). Communication Management Unit : Single Solution of Voice and Data Routing Unit. Defence Science Journal, 63(2), 181-185.
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