Accession Number:

ADA263561

Title:

Final Report for the ATC Evaluation of the Prototype Airport Surveillance Radar Wind Shear Processor (ASR-WSP) at Orlando International Airport

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of the FAAs air traffic control ATC operational evaluation of an Airport Surveillance Radar Wind Shear Processor ASR-WSP which operated at Orlando International Airport MCO during the summer of 1992. The evaluation was conducted in order to obtain reaction to the ASR-WSP weather products and displays. It was concluded that the system is capable of meeting ATC operational needs and in general was rated as very useful. However, the accuracy of the gust front algorithm and to a lesser extent, the accuracy of the microburst algorithm are two features that the controllerssupervisors agree need some improvement.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE