2002 Annual

Tuesday, 15 January 2002: 10:45 AM
The WSR-88D Common Operations and Development Environment—Status and Future Plans
Thomas J. Ganger, Mitretek Systems, Falls Church, VA; and M. J. Istok, S. Shema, and B. Bumgarner
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The Open Radar Product Generator (ORPG) includes a system architecture that provides an opportunity to increase the pace of technology infusion, including the deployment of new algorithms, into the operational weather radar. The use of the ORPG's Common Operations and Development Environment (CODE) for algorithm research and development, would allow those development activities to produce software that can more easily be integrated into the operational ORPG, thus broadening participation in algorithm development, test, and evaluation for the WSR-88D.

The recent versions of WSR-88D CODE support basic algorithm analysis, development, test and integration activities for algorithms targeted for Open Build 2. The guidance provided for algorithm development is not complete and enhancements to the ORPG's algorithm interface would increase productivity and lower the learning curve. This paper summarizes the current status of CODE, what remains to be done, and provides a vision for the future of CODE in support of WSR-88D algorithm development.

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