ASR-9 Weather System Processor (WSP): wind shear algorithms performance assessment
May 7, 1996
Lincoln Laboratory has developed a prototype Airport Surveillance Radar Weather Systems Processor (ASR-WSP) that has been used for field measurements and operational demonstrations since 1987. Measurements acquired with this prototype provide an extensive data base for development and validation of the algorithms the WSP uses to generate operational wind shear information for Air Traffic Controllers. This report addresses the performance of the current versions of the WSP's microburst and gust front wind shear detection algorithms on available data from each of the WSP's operational sites. Evaluation of the associated environmental characteristics (e.g., storm structure, radar ground clutter environment) allows for generalization of results of the other major U.S. climatic regimes where the production version of WSP will be deployed.