RightSizing Briefing to The Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather. Victor Passetti, PMP RightSizing the Sensor Network Project Lead August 8, 2012. OI - 103122.
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The Friends and Partners in Aviation Weather
Victor Passetti, PMP
RightSizing the Sensor Network Project Lead
August 8, 2012
The sensor network will be improved and right-sized to ensure formation sufficiency, reliability, and availability while reducing life-cycle costs.
FAA currently owns multiple weather sensor systemsMost are past their design lifeCosts to maintain are increasingClosed designs limits future enhancements
Current Legacy Systems
New Gen RVR first fielded ’88
259 airport systems
LLWAS first fielded ’81
Federal AWOS first fielded ’86
ASOS first fielded in ’88
AWSS first fielded ’99
Visibility and Wind Too Close to Obstructions
Philadelphia International Airport
Legacy Sensors Sites
Sensor interface to SWIM that collects, consolidates and processes all airport sensor data