Accession Number : ADA293808

Title :   The ATC Operational Evaluation of the Prototype Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) at Dallas/Fort Worth and Orlando Airports (May-September 1993).

Descriptive Note : Final technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Weiss, Thomas M.

PDF Url : ADA293808

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : The Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) was developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratory (MITILL). The ITWS processor acquires data from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Weather Service (NWS) weather sensors in the terminal area and provides an integrated set of safety and planning weather products to air traffic personnel. An operational evaluation of the ITWS functional prototype was performed from May through September, 1993 at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Orlando (MCO) airports. ITWS geographical situation displays (6 SD) were located both at DFW and MCO as well as the Fort Worth Air Route Control Center (ARTCCXZFW) and Jacksonville ARTCC (ZJX). The purpose of testing ITWS at these sites was to evaluate various technical and operational issues of IIWS weather products and their display and usability on the GSD. (AN)

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *AVIATION SAFETY, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, TEST AND EVALUATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DEMONSTRATIONS, PROTOTYPES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GUSTS, STORMS, CIVIL AVIATION, WEATHER STATIONS, AIRPORTS, AIR TRAFFIC, ALL WEATHER AVIATION, FRONTS(METEOROLOGY), WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE