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C-band dual-polarimetric radar
STATUS
Other (describe In Remarks Below)
AVAILABILITY
Open to community use on a cost recovery basis.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Contact SMART radar Director, Dr. Michael Biggerstaff
Emerging Technologies
Simultaneous transmit/receive dual-polarimetric upgrade to one of the existing SMART radars.
CONTACT
Dr. Michael Biggerstaff
University of Oklahoma
School of Meteorology National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Norman, OK 73072
405-325-3881
drdoppler@ou.edu
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/smartradars/
SPECIFICATIONS
DeveloperDr. Michael Biggerstaff
Development SectorAcademia
R&D ProgramYes
Years Till Available<3
Investment Required$100k-$1M
Projected Applicationqpe, cloud microphysics, electrification, modeling
Unit Cost$1-10M
Key RisksConstraints of mobile platform.
Ease of Usesingle operator
PlatformsGround
TRLTRL 5
REFERENCES
Biggerstaff, Michael, Louis J. Wicker, Jerry Guynes, Conrad Ziegler, Jerry M. Straka, Erik N. Rasmussen, Arthur Doggett IV, Larry D. Carey, John L. Schroeder, and Chris Weiss, 2005: The Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar: A collaboration to enhance research and teaching. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 86, 1263 - 1274.
REMARKS
One of the existing SMART radars will be upgraded during winter 2008 with scheduled completion before spring 2009.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 16:18