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Approach for an integrated weather subsystem for an Air Force command and control information system
Author(s): Valdur Pille
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Paper Abstract

Weather information for Command and Control (C2) is usually available through separate weather systems, which are not necessarily implemented to satisfy specific C2 requirements for military end users. This paper describes an integrated approach for weather requirements for the Canadian Air Force Command and Control Information System (AFCCIS). Presentations for observations, forecasts, and weather warnings are made based on near real-time data from the Canadian military weather network. Static runway configuration and aircraft performance data are combined with dynamic weather data to obtain limitations for aircraft operations. Pertinent information is presented in graphical form, including the operational status of air bases on a map background. Additionally, data is obtained periodically from another source for the generation of forecast isotachs, jetstreams, isobars, calculation of contrail possibilities, and the detection of fronts. The weather features have been integrated with a prototype candidate component for AFCCIS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4745, Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475871
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Valdur Pille, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4745:
Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense
Mark K. Hamilton, Editor(s)

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