Accession Number : ADA293223

Title :   Offshore Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) OT&E Integration and OT&E Operational Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Martinez, Radame ; Stretcher, Baxter ; Porcello, John ; Guthlein, Peter ; Diviney, William

PDF Url : ADA293223

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : This document is the Final Report for Phase I limited Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Integration and OT&E Operational testing of the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) redundant configuration Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) installed in Kauai, Hawaii, and provides an account of the results of OT&E testing, including recommendations for future considerations. This report provides background information on the Offshore NEXRAD system. In addition, the report contains a description of testing and evaluation including information about the test schedule and location test participants, specialized test equipment used during testing, test objectives/criteria, test descriptions, test results, and methods used for data collection and analysis. The report continues with a comprehensive discussion of overall test results, including Critical Operational Issues (C 01) and their resolution. Finally, the report ends with test conclusions and recommendations to improve system performance.

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, *OFFSHORE, TEST AND EVALUATION, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, TEST EQUIPMENT, AERONAUTICS, SCHEDULING, CONFIGURATIONS, DATA ACQUISITION, REDUNDANCY, HAWAII.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE