Radar Operations Center (ROC) Evaluation of Proposed Super Resolution Techniques for the WSR-88D
David A. Warde, SI International, Inc., Norman, OK; and D. Sirmans, R. L. Ice, R. D. Rhoton, and D. S. Saxion
With the deployment of the Open Radar Data Acquisition (ORDA) System underway, many new science enhancements can be incorporated into the WSR 88D radar that take advantage of the SIGMET RVP8 digital processor processing power and existing algorithms. The ROC Engineering branch is responsible for ensuring that implementation of these new signal processing algorithms meet WSR-88D system specifications. One of these enhancements is Super Resolution. Brown et al have demonstrated through simulation and real data studies that high resolution (quarter kilometer with half degree beam width) can increase detection range of mesocyclonic and tornadic activity. ROC is considering several versions of high-resolution formats for implementation into the ORDA system as Super Resolution.
This paper describes ROC Engineering Branch development of techniques that allow the RVP8 to produce base data in the proposed high resolution formats. Results of simulations and playback of archived data will be presented.
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Poster Session 1, IIPS Poster Session I
Monday, 10 January 2005, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
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