ARINC CssRptAug20

Cabin Systems Subcommittee (CSS) Meeting Report, August 2020

Last Published: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Cabin Systems Subcommittee (CSS) Meeting Report. Meeting held August 26, 2020, Virtual Meeting.

The Cabin Systems Subcommittee (CSS) met online to prepare ARINC Standards for cabin systems and applications. The meeting was hosted by Airbus.
The meeting focused on the following activities:

  • Development of Supplement 8 to ARINC Specification 628: Cabin Equipment Interfaces, Part 1, Cabin Management and Entertainment System – Peripherals. The purpose of this project is to evaluate and standardize certifiable technical implementation solutions for:
  • Global CWAP Operational Management (GCOM) for use on regional or international flights (APIM 15-006).
  • Interface definitions for High-Definition (HD) Landscape Camera and UHD (4K) video streams. (APIM 15-006 and APIM 16-005).
  • Standardization of aircraft interior surveillance systems
    (APIM 17-011).
  • Standardization of a Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP) capable of supporting greater than 1 Gbps Ethernet Interfaces (APIM 17-009).
  • Development of Supplement 4 to ARINC Specification 664: Aircraft Data Network, Part 2, Ethernet Physical and Data Link Layer Specification to include the physical and data layer for Ethernet based on IEEE 802.bw (100BASE-T1) and IEEE 802.3 bp (1000BASE-T1) interface for commercial aircraft. A work plan for Supplement 4 to ARINC 664, Part 2 submitted by Boeing was reviewed at the meeting.
  • Development of Supplement 2 to ARINC Specification 800: Cabin Connectors and Cables, Part 2, Specification of Connectors, Contacts, and Backshells to include inserts and connectors suitable for use with IEEE 802.bw (100BASE-T1) and IEEE 802.3 bp (1000BASE-T1) Ethernet systems used by the next generation network bus (ARINC Specification 854). This work is driven by APIM 16-011A and is expected to be mature in early 2021.
  • Development of Supplement 3 to ARINC Specification 800: Cabin Connectors and Cables, Part 3, Specification of Cables to include CAT 5A (two wire) and CAT 6 (four wire) cables suitable for use with IEEE 802.bw (100BASE-T1) and IEEE 802.3 bp (1000BASE-T1) Ethernet systems used by the next generation network bus (ARINC 854). This work is driven by APIM 16-011A and is expected to be mature in late 2021.
  • Development of ARINC Project Paper 808A: 3GCN – Cabin Distribution System to update the 3GCN architecture to incorporate a 10 Gbps fiber backbone routed between the head-end IFE equipment and the Area Distribution Boxes that form the cabin network distribution system. APIM 17-012A calls for this activity. A mature draft is expected in April 2022.
  • Development of ARINC Project Paper 809A: 3GCN – Seat Distribution System to update the 3GCN architecture to incorporate a 10 Gbps fiber backbone routed between the head-end IFE equipment and the Area Distribution Boxes that form the cabin network distribution system. APIM 17-012A calls for this activity. A mature draft is expected in April 2022
  • Development of a fifth-generation cabin network bus (5GCN). This project is chartered under APIM 18-001 and is expected to result in a new ARINC Project Paper 8XX. The scope and schedule for this activity is presently under review.

The next CSS meeting will be held October 21, 2020, to be held online. Meeting details can be found at the AEEC CSS webpage, here: https://www.aviation-ia.com/activities/cabin-systems-subcommittee-css

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