Monday, 12 January 2009
Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) Test and Evaluation with En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)
Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center)
The Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) supports the en-route environment of Air Traffic (AT). It is currently deployed at all 21 Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) and the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC). WARP includes a Meteorologist Workstation which is used for analysis and forecasts by the Center Weather Service Units (CWSUs). Briefing Terminals (BTs) display Radar and other weather information throughout the ARTCC and ATCSCC. WARP processes NEXRAD data and disseminates to external National Airspace System (NAS) Interfaces such as Display System Replacement (DSR) and En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM).
This paper will focus on the interaction with the new En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) ERAM is a replacement for Display System Radar (DSR) which displays radar data to Air Traffic Controllers. WARP has recently installed software and hardware which integrates the two NAS systems. Results of testing and analysis with ERAM and the accompanying conclusions will be discussed.