Evaluation of the Transcribed Weather Broadcast (TWEB) System and Alternatives. Volume I. Technical and Operational Assessment and Cost Summary.
Final rept. Mar 78-Aug 79,
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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This report contains findings related to the evaluation of the Transcribed Weather Broadcast TWEB System in its current national configuration. Primary emphasis is keyed to the technical and operational performance of TWEB at selected representative field locations. In addition, discussions concerning the review and appraisal of TWEB and Pilots Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service PATWAS documentations and system design aspects of the overall TWEB configuration are given. A summary of cost analyses for TWEB and mass weather dissemination services accessed by telephone are included in this report. Details of these analyses are included in a second volume. Finally, the report provides a set of conclusions and recommendations that may be acted upon at low cost to improve short-term operational effectiveness, regardless of long-range systematic decisions. No large facilities and equipment FE expenditures are recommended until completion of an overall TWEB system design. It is also recommended that near-term programming should include funding to carry out investigatory work in exploring concepts for modernizing the TWEB system through redesign. Author
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Radio Communications