Weather Radar Studies
Technical summary rept. 1 Oct 1986-31 Mar 1988
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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The FAA-funded FL-2 Doppler weather radar activities are reported here for the period 1 October 1986 through 31 March 1988. The activities in this reporting period included final data-gathering operations in Huntsville, AL dismantling, moving, and re-erecting the radar and associated mesonet stations in Denver, CO and gathering wind-shear-event data during the 1987 summer experimental period. In parallel with the radar operation and data-collection activities, a large data-analysis effort has been under way in support of automatic wind-shear detection algorithm development and system performance evaluation. A proof-of-concept demonstration of the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar test bed will be held at Stapleton International Airport in Denver, CO during July and August 1988. Work leading to, and the final preparations for, the demonstration is also reported herein. The report is divided into five sections. Section I is an introduction Section II discusses the radar test bed Section III discusses the experimental operations Section IV describes algorithm development and performance and Section V describes the NEXRADTDWR interactions and Group 43 support activities.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment