EVALUATION OF THE TRANSCRIBED WEATHER BROADCAST (TWEB) SYSTEM AND ALTERNATIVES. VOLUME I. TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND COST SUMMARY

This report contains findings related to the evaluation of the Transcribed Weather Broadcast (TWEB) System in its current national configuration. Primary emphasis is keyed to the technical and operational performance of TWEB at selected representative field locations. In addition, discussions concerning the review and appraisal of TWEB and Pilots Automatic Telephone Weather Answering Service (PATWAS) documentations and system design aspects of the overall TWEB configuration are given. A summary of cost analyses for TWEB and mass weather dissemination services accessed by telephone are included in this report. Details of these analyses are included in a second volume. Finally, the report provides a set of conclusions and recommendations that may be acted upon at low cost to improve short-term operational effectiveness, regardless of long-range systematic decisions. No large facilities and equipment (F&E) expenditures are recommended until completion of an overall TWEB system design. It is also recommended that near-term programming should include funding to carry out investigatory work in exploring concepts for modernizing the TWEB system through redesign. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Woodson, F B
    • Rood, R H
    • Barab, J D
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

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  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-80-6-1, FAA-RD-80-63-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 11 2002 12:00AM