87th AMS Annual Meeting

Wednesday, 17 January 2007
A Data Quality Comparison of the WSR-88D Legacy Radar Data Acquisition (RDA) to the Open RDA (ORDA), in a Challenging Clutter Regime
Exhibit Hall C (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Charles A. Ray, RS Information Systems, Norman, OK; and J. N. Chrisman
Poster PDF (1.0 MB)
With the impending deployment of the new Open Radar Data Acquisition (ORDA) system at Phoenix, AZ, the Radar Operations Center (ROC) Operations Branch conducted a site visit to investigate persistent interference and clutter suppression issues. This initial operational assessment, calibration, and data collection effort was followed by a ROC Engineering Branch visit in which the team installed the Portable ORDA (Porta-ORDA). Level II data was collected using the Porta-ORDA platform and that data is compared to legacy data collected during the initial site visit.

Also discussed is the implementation of processing improvements that result from the on-going data quality analysis conducted at the ROC.

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