Accession Number : ADA293932

Title :   Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) Demonstration and Validation Operational Test and Evaluation

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Klingle-Wilson, Diana L.

PDF Url : ADA293932

Report Date : 13 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : During summer 1994, MIT Lincoln Laboratory conducted the Operational Test and Evaluation Demonstration and Validation (Dem Val) of the Federal Aviation Administration's Integrated Terminal Weather System (lTWS). The purpose of the demonstration was to obtain user feedback on products and to prove that the ITWS products and concept were sufficiently mature to proceed with procurement. Dem Val was conducted at the Memphis international Airport from 23 May through 22 July and at the Orlando International Airport form 11 July through 19 August. Products were delivered to users at the Memphis Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control), at the Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), at the Orlando international ATCT and TRACON, and at the Jacksonville ARTCC. in addition, ITWS displays were available to the National Weather Service forecast offices at Memphis, TN, and Melbourne, FL; to Northwest Airlines in Minneapolis, MN; and to Delta Airlines in Orlando, FL. This report documents the technical performance of the product generation algorithms. Each algorithm is described briefly, including the product operational and display concepts. The techniques by which the technical performance is assessed and the results of the assessment are presented. The performance of the algorithms is measured against the Minimum Operational Performance Requirements (MOPR), which products must meet to be considered operationally useful by the ATC user community.

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, *AVIATION SAFETY, *AIRPORTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, ALGORITHMS, REQUIREMENTS, WEATHER, VALIDATION, TRAFFIC, DEMONSTRATIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), WIND, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AIRPORT CONTROL TOWERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GROUND CONTROLLED APPROACH RADAR, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, LIGHTNING, FEEDBACK, GUSTS, STORMS, WIND SHEAR, PROCUREMENT, USER NEEDS, INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, MESSAGE PROCESSING, TEXT PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE