activities and accomplishments related to the NWRT, which are outlined above. The reader is referred to the Statement for further details.

BOX 6.1

Summary of CY2007 Research Accomplishments

MPAR Concept of Operations (CONOPS): Description of a multifunction system supporting multiple agencies and agency missions.


Legacy Radar Life Cycle Cost Study: Collection and analysis of legacy radar (ground-based rotating radar systems) operations and maintenance (O&M) life cycle costs, in preparation for an MPAR business case.


ADS-B Backup Requirements: Description of a network of radars to provide surveillance in the event of a regional loss of GPS signal.


MPAR Impact on Safety- and Efficiency-Enhancing Weather Services: A study to explore MPAR’s impact on aviation weather algorithms.


Risk Reduction Program: Completed initial risk-reduction effort begun during FY06, including proposed phased array architecture, and design and component cost for a transmit/receive module.



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