Appendix B
ACRONYM LIST

ADS Automatic Dependent Surveillance

ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast

AESA Active Electronically Steered Array

AGL Above Ground Level

AMS American Meteorological Society

ARSR Air Route Surveillance Radar

ASR Airport Surveillance Radar

ATC Air Traffic Control

BMX Beam Multiplexing

CAIV Cost as an Independent Variable

CASA Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere

CBA cost-benefit analysis

CONUS Contiguous United States

CRAFT Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test

DHS Department of Homeland Security

DOD Department of Defense

DOD/AF Department of Defense/ Air Force

DOE Department of Energy

FAA Federal Aviation Administration

FCMSSR Federal Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

FHWA Federal Highway Administration

GAO Government Accountability Office

ITT International Telephone & Telegraph

JAG Joint Action Group

JAWG Joint Agency Working Group

LRU Line Replaceable Unit

MPAR Multi-function Phased Array Radar

MRCR mechanically rotating conventional radar

NAS National Air Space

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research

NEXRAD Next Generation Radar

NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NORAD North American Air Defense

NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory

NSTC National Science and Technology Council

NWP Numerical Weather Prediction

NWRT National Weather Radar Testbed



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Appendix B ACRONYM LIST ADS Automatic Dependent Surveillance ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast AESA Active Electronically Steered Array AGL Above Ground Level AMS American Meteorological Society ARSR Air Route Surveillance Radar ASR Airport Surveillance Radar ATC Air Traffic Control BMX Beam Multiplexing CAIV Cost as an Independent Variable CASA Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere CBA cost-benefit analysis CONUS Contiguous United States CRAFT Collaborative Radar Acquisition Field Test DHS Department of Homeland Security DOD Department of Defense DOD/AF Department of Defense/ Air Force DOE Department of Energy FAA Federal Aviation Administration FCMSSR Federal Committee for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research FHWA Federal Highway Administration GAO Government Accountability Office ITT International Telephone & Telegraph JAG Joint Action Group JAWG Joint Agency Working Group LRU Line Replaceable Unit MPAR Multi-function Phased Array Radar MRCR mechanically rotating conventional radar NAS National Air Space NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NEXRAD Next Generation Radar NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration NORAD North American Air Defense NPOESS National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSSL National Severe Storms Laboratory NSTC National Science and Technology Council NWP Numerical Weather Prediction NWRT National Weather Radar Testbed 73

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74 EVALUATION OF THE MPAR PLANNING PROCESS NWS National Weather Service O&M Operations and Maintenance OFCM Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology OMB Office of Management and Budget OU University of Oklahoma PAR Phased Array Radar PARP Phased Array Radar Project QPE Quantitative Precipitation Estimation R&D Research and Development RF radio frequency SAI Space Antenna Interferometry SLC Sidelobe Clutter Cancellation SNR Signal-to-noise Ratio TASS Terminal Area Surveillance System TDWR Terminal Doppler Weather Radar T/R transmit/receive WG Working Group WSR-88D Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler