Accession Number:

ADA263182

Title:

Air Traffic Operational Evaluation Plan for the Prototype Airport Surveillance Radar Wind Shear Processor (ASR-WSP) at Orlando International Airport

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Airport Surveillance Radar Wind Shear Processor ASR-WSP also known as Airport Surveillance Radar-9 ASR-9 modification for low altitude wind shear detection is a production ASR-9 with an expanded weather channel for added processing capabilities. The primary mission of the ASR-WSP is to enhance the safety of air travel through the timely detection and reporting of hazardous wind shear in and near the terminal approach and departure zones of the airport. It will also improve the management of air traffic AT in the terminal area through the forecast of precipitation, and ultimately the detection of other hazardous weather phenomena. The ASR-WSP may be used as a stand-alone system at airports without a Terminal Doppler Weather Radar TDWR or Enhanced-Low Level Wind Shear Alert System E-LLWAS, or in an integrated mode with either, or both, the TDWR and E-LLWAS. This plan outlines the Federal Aviation Administrations FAA operational evaluation of an ASR-WSP which will operate at Orlando International Airport MCO during the summer of 1992. Data will be collected via questionnaires completed by air traffic controllers and supervisors. The results of the evaluation will be analyzed and any necessary changes will be made prior to full production.... Airport Surveillance Radar Wind Shear Processor ASR-WSP, ASR-9, Weather radar, Aviation weather.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE