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X-band dual-polarimetric radar network
STATUS
Research Prototype
AVAILABILITY
Open to community use on a cost recovery basis, in collaboration with CASA's project goals.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact test bed operations Director, Dr. Jerry Brotzge.
Emerging Technologies
The Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) is operating a test bed of four dual-polarization X-band radars in southwestern Oklahoma. The test bed, known as Integrative Project One (IP1), operates with an innovative scanning technique known as distributed collaborative adaptive sensing (DCAS). The advantages of DCAS include: high temporal (60-sec) and spatial resolution (50-m gate spacing), an emphasis on low-level scanning (< 3km AGL), overlapping beam coverage, coordinated and adaptive multi-radar sensing, and real-time response to end-user needs.
CONTACT
Jerry Brotzge
University of Oklahoma, CAPS
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2500 Norman, OK 73072-7309
405-325-5571
jbrotzge@ou.edu
http://www.casa.umass.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
DeveloperDr. David McLaughlin, UMass
Development SectorConsortium
R&D ProgramYes
Years Till Available<3
Investment Required$1-10M
Projected ApplicationRadar, mesoscale, NWP
Unit Cost$10k-$100k
Key RisksCost of solid state technology.
Ease of Usededicated team of operators
PlatformsGround
TRLTRL 7
REFERENCES
Chandrasekar, V., D. J. McLaughlin, J. A. Brotzge, M. Zink, B. D. Phillips, and Y. Wang, 2008: Distributed Collaborative Adaptive Radar Network: The CASA IP-1 Testbed Observations. Symposium on Recent Developments in Atmospheric Applications of Radar and Lidar, New Orleans, LA. Brotzge, J., K. Brewster, V. Chandrasekar, B. Philips, S. Hill, K. Hondl, B. Johnson, E. Lyons, D. McLaughlin, and D. Westbrook, 2007: CASA IP1: Network operations and initial data. Preprints, 23rd International Conf. on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteor., Ocean., and Hydrology, AMS Conf., San Antonio, TX.
REMARKS
The four IP1 radars are currently mechanically scanning, magnetron radars. Plans are to expand the testbed to a total of six to eight radars.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47