Current FAA plans call for the installation of 34 ITWS systems to provide coverage for 45 major airports that experience severe weather conditions.
ITWS provides automated weather information for use by air traffic controllers and supervisors in airport terminal airspace (60-mile radius).
Raytheon's ITWS provides real-time, highly accurate forecasts of expected weather conditions, for up to 20 minutes into the future.
The implementation of ITWS provides the aviation community with a new tool for timely, accurate, short term prediction of weather information," said Bob Eckel, Raytheon's vice-president for air traffic management programs.
The Performance Technologies products used by Raytheon make ITWS radar and sensor data available over an Ethernet/IP network.
Weather systems that will provide data to the ITWS include Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR), also made by Raytheon; ASR-9 weather channel; Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS); Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS); Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD); and lightning location and prediction systems.
The award for ITWS is yet another example of Raytheon's broad air traffic control system technology" said C.
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