Accession Number : AD0644959

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE WEATHER INFORMATION REMOTING AND DISPLAY SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Bradley,Anthony D.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : An Evaluation of the Weather Information Remoting and Display System (WIRDS) was conducted at the U. S. Weather Bureau Airport Station, Washington, D. C., and the Washington ARTCC, Leesburg, Virginia, to determine a system performance level which would permit an effective Operational Evaluation. The Weather Information Remoting and Display System was designed to process Weather Surveillance Radar (WSR-57) weather information and present iso-amplitude contours and annotations on the Air Traffic Controller's display. It was concluded that the information presented by the WIRDS would interfere with ATC procedure by introducing ground clutter and aircraft targets onto the RBDE-5 Display. It was recommended that the WIRDS not be used to conduct an Operational Evaluation of the WSR-57 Weather Radar information presented to the Washington ARTCC. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISPLAY SYSTEMS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), RADAR EQUIPMENT, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE