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Microburst prediction algorithm for the FAA Integrated Terminal Weather System
Author(s): Marilyn M. Wolfson; Richard L. Delanoy; Margita L. Pawlak; Barbara E. Forman; Robert G. Hallowell; Peter D. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Lincoln Laboratory is developing a prototype of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS) to provide improved aviation weather information in the terminal area by integrating data and products from various FAA and National Weather Service (NWS) sensors and weather information systems. The ITWS Microburst Prediction product is intended to provide an additional margin of safety for pilots in avoiding microburst wind shear hazards. The product is envisioned for use by traffic managers, supervisors, controllers, and pilots (directly via datalink). Our objective is to accurately predict the onset of microburst wind shear several minutes in advance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2220, Sensing, Imaging, and Vision for Control and Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles, (13 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179604
Show Author Affiliations
Marilyn M. Wolfson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Richard L. Delanoy, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Margita L. Pawlak, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Barbara E. Forman, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Robert G. Hallowell, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Peter D. Smith, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2220:
Sensing, Imaging, and Vision for Control and Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles
Jacques G. Verly; Sharon S. Welch, Editor(s)

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