Accession Number : ADA257219


Title :   Weather Message Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)/Integration Test Plan


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ


Personal Author(s) : Mackuse, Frances A ; Benner, William ; Varani, Maureen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257219.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 95


Abstract : The Weather Message Switching Center Replacement (WMSCR) will serve as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gateway for the receipt and distribution of weather data and Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) within the National Airspace System (NAS). In December 1981, the FAA chartered a comprehensive NAS Plan for modernizing and improving air traffic control (ATC) and airway facilities through the year 2000. As part of the NAS Plan in 1983, the Air Traffic Service operation and requirements for the WMSCR were published. The purpose of the WMSCR system is to replace the current Weather Message Switching Center (WMSC) system in Kansas-City, Missouri. It will support all functions related to weather processing presently performed by the WMSC. In addition, the WMSCR will collect NOTAMs from the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) environment for processing by the Consolidated NOTAM System Processor (CNSP) and will store and distribute the processed NOTAMs received from the CNSP. The WMSCR will be comprised of two identical nodes and the National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway (NWSTG) WMSCR Interface Device (NWID). The nodes will be located at the National Aviation Weather Processing Facility (NAWPF) sites at Salt Lake City, Utah and at Atlanta, Georgia. The NWID will be located at Leesburg Virginia. Each node will have the capability of servicing the entire geographical airspace system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Descriptors :   *WEATHER , *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS , *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , *TELECOMMUNICATIONS , CONTROL , FUNCTIONS , REQUIREMENTS , NETWORKS , DISTRIBUTION , INTERFACES , FACILITIES , URBAN AREAS , LAKES , AIR TRAFFIC , SWITCHING , SALTS , REPLACEMENT , OPERATION , FLIGHT , NODES , STORES , KANSAS , ADDITION , MISSOURI , UTAH , GEORGIA , SITES , PROCESSING , AIR , TRAFFIC , STATIONS , ENVIRONMENTS , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE