Accession Number : ADA294803

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

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

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 : ADA294803

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This document provides the overall philosophy and approach for the National Airspace (NAS) Phase I Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Integration and OT&E Operational Testing of the Offshore Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD). A total of 14 Offshore NEXRADs will be procured under this acquisition: 3 in the Caribbean, 4 in Hawaii, and seven 7 in Alaska. OT&E testing will be performed in two phases. Phase I testing will be performed on the redundant configuration in November 1994, in Kauai, Hawaii, and is described herein. Phase II testing will be performed on the Remote Monitoring Subsystem (RMS) at a later date and is not described in this document. A separate test plan and test procedures will be developed for Phase II OT&E Integration and OT&E Operational Testing. The focus of this document is on Phase I limited OT&E Integration and OT&E Operational testing of the Offshore NEXRAD. The testing is limited in nature due to the extensive testing already performed on the single-channel NEXRAD system by the Joint System Program Office (JSPO) and funding constraints placed upon the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, TEST AND EVALUATION, ACQUISITION, MONITORING, TEST METHODS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, PLANNING, CONFIGURATIONS, AIR SPACE, REMOTE DETECTORS, REDUNDANCY, HAWAII.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE