Reduce Weather Impact (RWI) includes improvements to weather information and its use to enhance safety, capacity and efficiency.

Activity: Reduce Weather Impact (NextGen Weather Processor)

Description

  • Provides improved weather observations and forecasts and tailors weather data for integration into decision support tools for collaborative and dynamic National Airspace System decision making

FY 2012

  • Completed: Completed draft cost estimate for Business Case Analysis Report
  • Completed: Performed risk reduction activities of government furnished information (GFI) package

FY 2013

  • Initial investment decision for NextGen Weather Processor Work Package (WP) 1
  • Develop Final Implementation Strategy and Planning Document
  • Complete GFI Package

FY 2014+

  • Final investment decision for NextGen Weather Processor (NWP) WP 1
  • NWP Contract Award

Activity: Reduce Weather Impact (Weather Observation Improvements)

Description

  • Optimize observing platforms to include legacy and future systems; provide observational data of requisite space and time resolution for NextGen

FY 2012

  • Completed: Delivered Flexible Terminal Sensor Network (FTSN) Initial Design Document

FY 2013

  • Initiate proof of concept demonstration of FTSN functionality
  • Develop Updated Legacy Transition Plan

FY 2014+

  • Concept Requirements Definition Readiness activities

Activity: Reduce Weather Impact (Weather Forecast Improvements)

Description

  • Develop concepts and conduct analyzes for weather integration into decision support tools and processes

FY 2012

  • Completed: Completed documentation on avoidable delay analysis and model/tool enhancements from the WITI framework

FY 2013

  • Maintain and deliver QMS reports and documentation
  • Weather Impact Evaluation of CORE Airports

FY 2014+

  • Analysis on utility of the Convective Weather Avoidance Model for Time Based Flow Management WP 3 and Collaborative Air Traffic Management Tools WP 4