Signal Classification for Safety Critical Aeronautical Communications for Anti-Jamming using Artificial Intelligence

Rameez Asif, Yim Fun Hu, Muhammad Ali, Jian Ping Li, Kanaan Abdo

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Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques such as machine learning (ML) and specifically deep learning (DL) has brought significant success to many applications areas such as marketing, computer vision, medical imaging etc. However, the use of these techniques in the wireless communications domain has not been very well explored. In fact, artificial intelligence can play a vital role for communication systems that require a high degree of availability and reliability such as in the field of aeronautical communications for air traffic control. With the ever-growing increase in the air traffic any loss of communication due to jamming can result in devastating effects. For such safety critical communications, the deep learning based intelligent systems can play an important role to support anti-jamming. In this paper, the performance of a deep learning based convolutional neural network for signal modulation classification in safety critical aeronautical communications has been explored as an alternative to traditional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9781665434201
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event40th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2021 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 3 Oct 20217 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameAIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2155-7195
ISSN (Electronic)2155-7209


Conference40th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio


  • Aeronautical communications
  • Anti Jamming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Modulation Classification
  • RF Signal Classification

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