COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT UNIT (CMU) MARK 2
|Publication Date:||26 November 2019|
Purpose of This Document
This document contains the physical form and fit dimensions, the electrical interface definition, and a description of the functions, operations, and interfaces of the Communications Management Unit (CMU) Mark 2.
The CMU Mark 2 is used to provide management and access to the various datalink networks and services available to the aircraft. The CMU Mark 2 may also host various applications related to datalink, including both Company and Air Traffic Services (ATS). A brief white paper on the role of the CMU Mark 2 in Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) is provided in Appendix A.
The CMU Mark 2 is defined in terms of capability levels. There are two classes of capabilities, Levels 0 through 2 define communications service capabilities. Levels A through D defines application capabilities, see Section 4.1. The CNS/ATM definition is still in progress.
The CMU levels 0 and A definition has been completed. The text for levels 1 through 2 and levels B through D is preliminary and may be expanded in a future supplement.
This document assumes that the architecture of the airborne CMU Mark 2, is as shown in the system block diagrams included as attachments. These architectures are consistent with guidelines provided by ARINC Report 660A: CNS/ATM Avionics, Functional Allocation and Recommended Architectures.