MODERNIZED WEATHER TELETYPEWRITER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM.
FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY WASHINGTON D C SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
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The document defines and describes a teletypewriter communications system designed to effect the collection and exchange of weather reports, forecasts and other related weather data on a national basis. It also provides for the exchange of data to and from overseas meteorological organizations. It is the primary digital data transfer system supporting the National Weather Services of the Weather Bureau, The Aviation Weather Services of the FAA and also provides a major support to the military weather services. This design centralizes, consolidates and automates the message switching functions of the existing weather teletypewriter Services A, C and O within the Weather Message Switching Center WMSC. It reconfigures circuitry and reschedules data distribution to more effectively meet users requirements. The WMSC is a solid state, real time, communications type, electronic data processor operating as a centralized store and forward message switch to automatically control and perform all polling, collection, storage, selection and redistribution functions related to the handling of weather and Notices to Airmen NOTAM message traffic carried by the system. Author
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