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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B ACRONYM LIST." National Research Council. 2008. Evaluation of the Multifunction Phased Array Radar Planning Process. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12438.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B ACRONYM LIST." National Research Council. 2008. Evaluation of the Multifunction Phased Array Radar Planning Process. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12438.
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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

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

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The Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) is one potentially cost-effective solution to meet the surveillance needs and of several agencies currently using decades-old radar networks. These agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have many and varied requirements and possible applications of modern radar technology.

This book analyzes what is lacking in the current system, the relevant capabilities of phased array technology, technical challenges, cost issues, and compares possible alternatives. Both specific and overarching recommendations are outlined.

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