USE OF METEOROLOGICAL RADAR DATA STUDIED FOR POSSIBLE ENHANCEMENT OF FLIGHT SAFETY

This article describes a system being developed in France which will provide radar data on meteorological phenomena hazardous to aviation in a form suitable for air traffic control and flight information systems. The video signal from several radar antennae is integrated and then translated into digital data which can be transmitted via a telephone circuit. The data would then appear on the controllers' radar display screen in the form of an aggregation of three types of squares representing cloud cells with high reflectivity, those with low reflectivity, and clear space. The system is selective, presenting only data that would be useful to a controller, such as those cloud cells which would represent a hazard to airplanes through them.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Baudrain, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-27
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM