Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Operational Air Traffic Control Evaluation Plan for the Prototype Airport Surveillance Radar Wind Shear Processor (ASR-WSP) at Albuquerque International Airport
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratories MIT- LL, operating in support of the Federal Aviation Administration FAA Terminal Radar Program has developed a prototype Wind Shear Processor WSP modification to interface with Airport Surveillance Radars ASR 8 and 9. The WSP enables the ASR radars to automatically detect low altitude wind shear phenomena such as microbursts and gust fronts. This plan describes the methods, procedures, roles, and responsibilities in evaluating the operational suitability and effectiveness of an ASR-9 with the WSP modification in the high and dry climate of Albuquerque, NM. The suitability evaluation is limited to the performance of the WSPs displays in the human factors environment of the Air Traffic Control ATC Tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control TRACON. ASR Wind Shear Processor ASR-WSP, Human Factors Evaluation ATC TowerTRACON, Microbursts and gust fronts.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment