Accession Number : AD0758223

Title :   Engineering and Development Program Plan - Weather.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The plan describes the FAA research and development activities relating to aviation weather. The plan has been structured with the primary purpose of providing tailored weather information for use by pilots and air traffic controllers. There are two program subdivisions (program elements) in the plan: (a) Weather Data Acquisition, generally involving the development of measurement techniques and hardware devices to be used in gathering precise weather data; and (b) Weather Data Processing and Distribution, concerned primarily with converting raw weather data into meaningful information and disseminating this information to pilots and air traffic controllers. The plan describes progress and accomplishments, current objectives, prospects for products and funding data for the projects involved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION SAFETY, *WEATHER FORECASTING), WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS, VISIBILITY, CEILING, CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE, STORMS, WIND, WEATHER STATIONS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE