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AWIPS Software Recommendation and Evaluation Committee (SREC) Status Meeting. March 27, 2006 Systems Engineering Center. Agenda. SREC Charter Update OB7.2 Update Planning for OB8 Action Item review Next Meeting Agenda. SREC Charter. Proposed SREC Charter Updates

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Awips software recommendation and evaluation committee srec status meeting

AWIPS Software Recommendation and Evaluation Committee (SREC) Status Meeting

March 27, 2006

Systems Engineering Center


Agenda

Agenda

  • SREC Charter Update

  • OB7.2 Update

  • Planning for OB8

  • Action Item review

  • Next Meeting Agenda


Srec charter

SREC Charter

  • Proposed SREC Charter Updates

    • Clearly define voting members (2.a)

    • Changes to SREC meeting Structure and Procedures (4.a, 4.b)

    • Changes to SREC Process Description (4.c)

  • Review and provide comments by April 10


Release 7 2

Release 7.2

  • Infrastructure

    • Decommission DS

      • MHS and NIS Master

    • COTS Change

      • Degib 1.76

      • Eliminate compiler warning messages

    • Convert RFC Archiver Databases & Software to PostgreSQL

    • Decommission WWA

    • IFPS Service Backup Enhancements

  • WarnGen

    • TOR Product Changes

  • Radar

    • Send environmental data from AWIPS to RPG

    • Generate products for non-assoc. user requests (e.g, RCS, VCS, ULR, USP)

    • Add products to TDWR SPG

      • Velocity Azimuth Display (VAD), VAD Wind Profile (VWP), User Layer Composite Reflectivity (ULR)

  • Model data

    • GFS BUFR Sounding Data

    • Full suite of SREF products for CONUS and OCONUS

    • All 40 km RUC products upgraded to 13 km

    • LAMP Products (Text, BUFR, gridded)

    • OPC and TAFB Offshore Gridded Significant Wave Height Forecasts

    • Analysis of record (Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis – RTMA)

    • Simulated Reflectivity from WRF

    • High Resolution Global SST Analysis

    • SPC Convective Outlook

    • GOES Low Cloud Base

    • Climate: Preliminary F6


Release 7 21

Release 7.2

  • Hydrology

    • Operational Implementation of Distributed Hydrologic Modeling

      • Includes display menu and map menu changes

    • WHFS HydroView Enhancement to Replace “Mapper” (complete 7.1 work)

    • Integration of RFC QPE tools into a common National System (complete 7.1 work)

  • Satellite

    • Polar Microwave Products

      • Marine sfc winds, rainfall rate, SST, total precip water

    • Cloud Amount DPI

  • NWRWAVES

    • DRs

  • NCEP’s NMAP Integration

  • GSD’s LAPS/MSAS Integration

  • Decision Assistance

    • SCAN Enhancements

    • SAFESEAS Enhancements

    • Fog Monitor

    • FFMP Enhancements

    • Guardian

    • System for Nowcasting Of Winter Weather (SNOW)

    • LSR Enhancements


Release 7 22

Release 7.2

  • GFE

    • A&C

      • Hurricane Conference TCV Con Ops Changes

        • Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning Product (TVC) changes

        • Call to Actions- hurricane events

      • Directive

        • 10-503 AFM/PFM: Only sample the first period from the current time until the end of the first period, rather than the entire project

        • PoP temporal coverage directive change

        • Pop, Sky Refinement

      • General

        • Allow reset of practice VTEC table and grids with simple GUI to aid testing and practicing

        • Ifps Server: change GFETEST to use GFETEST, then BASE, thus ignore SITE

        • Allow Automated Test cases to run on GFE machine

      • Text Formatter Enhancement

        • Period Combining Refinement. Period combining time descriptors.

        • Allow lower case output in formatters

        • Simple tables refinement in formatters

        • Better support for local hazards and local headlines

        • Expire Time: algorithm change when multiple activities present

        • FWF Enhancements

        • FWS useRH and Virgil's tabular FWS

        • Add HZ.A HZ.W VTEC Codes for Hard Freeze

        • Change Headline Order for non-marine products

      • GFE GUI

        • Show "Update/Correction Mode" on Transmit in the Product Editor

      • Smart Tool

        • View WCL: aborts if no data with 6 hours of present

      • Text Formatter DRs

        • Tom Springs fix for incorrect sky wording

        • Virgil M. Multiple-Element-Table update

        • Total Snow and Storm Total Snow changes

        • Visibility should filter rankList in formatter

        • VTEC ETN not resetting during year change

        • Null swell does not work


Release 7 23

Release 7.2

  • Aviation Forecast Preparation System (AVNFPS)

    • Overhaul TWEB QC Routines

    • Generate TAF-based Tactical Decision Aids

    • Produce tabular output from monthly climatology

    • Enhance guidance TAFs from LAMP

    • Enhance aviation flight category monitoring

    • Enhancements for ceiling and visibility

  • RSA Modifications

    • LDAD storage changes to accommodate more frequent reports

  • Software maintenance

    • Maximum of 140 DRs from previous releases

      • 7.2 DR list due on April 3, 2006


Release 7 24

Release 7.2

  • New Requests for OB7.2

    • TOR product changes (06-006)

  • Immature OB7.2 Baseline Items

    • Polar Microwave Products

      • Soil moisture, soil wetness index and surface type data not available

    • SPC Convective Outlook (DRG RC 9246)*

      • Need requirements

    • GOES Low Cloud Base (05-062)*

      • Completed requirements on 7/24. Additional work required by NESDIS needs to be coordinated.

    • IFPS Service Backup Enhancements

      • Complete requirements on 3/24.

        * Note: Late additions October 2005 SREC

  • Proposal is…

    • Accept TOR Product Changes into OB7.2

    • Keep IFPS Service Backup in OB7.2

    • Push SPC Convective Outlook, GOES Low Cloud Base, and remaining Polar Microwave Products to OB8 SREC weighting exercise


Ob8 srec schedule

OB8 SREC Schedule

  • Step 0: Determine Development Allocations

    • Completed: Infrastructure – 45%, Strategic – 43%, A&C – 12%

  • Step 1: Gather potential candidates

    • Completed in February

  • Step 2: Add candidates to the new SREC Master List

    • Completed in February

  • Step 3: Validate requests

    • Working – OSIP material due 4/3/06

  • Step 4: Gather supporting material

    • Completed in March

  • Step 5: Evaluate and prioritize candidates for integration into the AWIPS baseline

    • Complete by March 24, present at March 27 SREC meeting

  • Step 6: Prepare Release

    • April 1 to April 30

  • Step 7: Validate/Approve Release Content

    • May 1 to May 31

  • Step 8: Prepared Change Requests for AWIPS CCB approval

    • June 1, 2006


Ob8 srec candidates infrastructure

OB8 SREC CandidatesInfrastructure

  • Top 20

    • OS Upgrade

    • Speed up DB I/O

    • COTS Upgrades

    • Redundancy for PostgreSQL

    • Communications Interface between NCF and Replacement Telecommunications Gateway (RTG)

    • Replace LDAD Servers

    • Port to NCEP GRIB2 Decoder

    • AWIPS Evolution: Improve Installation time

    • GFE Performance Improvements

    • Transition to RedHat Package Manager

    • IFPS Service Backup

    • Elimination of all use of "R" commands in AWIPS

    • Higher Resolution for Map backgrounds

    • Workstations Upgrades

    • Transfer of RFC Precipitation Bias Info to RPG

    • Synchronize RFC Archive Database and IHFS Database Meta Data

    • Removing local data access on NAS

    • SBN CP Servers and Comms Processor

    • Removing NGM LAMP

    • Expand storage capacity of the AX


Task requiring osip

Task Requiring OSIP

  • Infrastructure

    • GFE Performance Improvements – Mark Mathewson

    • Expand storage capacity of the AX – Eric Howieson


Ob8 srec candidates strategic

OB8 SREC CandidatesStrategic

  • Top 20

    • Analysis of Record

    • Next Generation Warning Tool

    • Super Resolution 88D base products

    • NCEP Short/Med Range Models

    • Warning by Polygon (NWS 10-511)

    • Complete Integration of RFC QPE Tools into a Common National QPE System (i.e., Daily QC)

    • Application of GFE for RFCs

    • NWS AWIPS Software Training Capability

    • Complete Integration of RFC QPE Tools into a Common National QPE System (i.e., Satellite Radar Gage)

    • 4-D StormCell Investigator

    • Transition to GOES-N

    • Ensembles

    • GIS for RFCs

    • Hydrologic Ensemble Forecast and Verification

    • Distributed Hydrologic Modeling

    • Tactical Decision Aids

    • Increase Spatial and Temporal resolution of MPE QPE Grids

    • AWIPS Evolution: Visualization Techniques

    • Provide DHM capability for Flash Flood Forecasting

    • Re-Implement/Modernize the NWSRFS Interactive Calibration Program (ICP)


Ob8 srec candidates strategic1

OB8 SREC CandidatesStrategic

  • Top 5 by Voting Members

    • Alaska

      • Analysis of Record

      • Next Generation Warning Tool

      • Transition to GOES-N

      • AWIPS Evolution: Visualization Techniques

      • 4D Weather Information

    • Pacific

      • Super Resolution 88D base products

      • Next Generation Warning Tool

      • Analysis of Record

      • NWS AWIPS Software Training Capability

      • NCEP Short/Med Range Models

    • Eastern

      • NWS AWIPS Software Training Capability

      • Super Resolution 88D base products

      • 4-D StormCell Investigator

      • Next Generation Warning Tool

      • Analysis of Record

    • Central

      • Warning by Polygon (NWS 10-511)

      • 4-D StormCell Investigator

      • Super Resolution 88D base products

      • Analysis of Record

      • NCEP Short/Med Range Models


Ob8 srec candidates strategic2

OB8 SREC CandidatesStrategic

  • Top 5 by Voting members

    • SR

      • Super Resolution 88D base products

      • Next Generation Warning Tool

      • Analysis of Record

      • Application of GFE for RFCs

      • Complete Integration of RFC QPE Tools into a Common National QPE System (i.e., Daily QC)

    • WR

      • Analysis of Record

      • Super Resolution 88D base products

      • Warning by Polygon (NWS 10-511)

      • Complete Integration of RFC QPE Tools into a Common National QPE System (i.e., Daily QC)

      • NWS AWIPS Software Training Capability

    • OCWWS

      • Analysis of Record

      • NCEP Short/Med Range Models

      • Warning by Polygon (NWS 10-511)

      • Next Generation Warning Tool

      • Tactical Decision Aids

    • OHD

      • Distributed Hydrologic Modeling

      • GIS for RFCs

      • NCEP Short/Med Range Models

      • Application of GFE for RFCs

      • Characterize Hydrologic Point Fcst within IHFS Database

    • OPS

      • Application of GFE for RFCs

      • Complete Integration of RFC QPE Tools into a Common National QPE System (i.e., Daily QC)

      • Super Resolution 88D base products

      • Complete Integration of RFC QPE Tools into a Common National QPE System (i.e., Satellite Radar Gage)

      • NCEP Short/Med Range Models


Task requiring osip1

Task Requiring OSIP

  • Strategic

    • Tactical Decision Aids (Mike Graf)

    • Ensembles (OST – TBD)

    • Transition to GOES-N (Jim Heil)


Ob8 srec candidates adaptive and corrective maintenance

OB8 SREC CandidatesAdaptive and Corrective Maintenance

  • Top 20

    • NWRWAVE Enhancements

    • Centrally produced 5 km NWP derived grids of sensible weather elements for AWIPS and GFE for CONUS and OCONUS

    • Automate insertion of Dam Break data into a FFW

    • Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning product (TVC) changes

    • TOR product changes

    • Gridded MOS (add AK, Hawaii, PuertoRico)

    • Improved Medium-Range Model Guidance (e.g., ECMWF)

    • Enhance NWSRFS Streamflow Regulation Accounting Tools

    • Backlog DRs

    • Enhance NWSRFS Deterministic Verification Tools

    • Hazcollect to call NWRWAVES vice NWEM CAFÉ

    • Estimated Actual Velocity

    • Integrated Radar/Environmental Sampling

    • Automated Rain Gauge QC to MPE

    • Enhance HydroGen to Pull Additional Data from IHFS

    • Enhance Chat Server

    • GFE Formatter and Smart Tools for WFO Tropical Cyclone Hazard Graphics

    • FNMOC Wave Watch Model Guidance

    • Segmentation of the Hurricane Local Statement

    • FFMP: Ingest Grid precipitation


Ob8 srec candidates a c

OB8 SREC CandidatesA&C

  • Top 5 by Voting Members

    • Alaska

      • Gridded MOS (add AK, Hawaii, PuertoRico)

      • Improved Medium-Range Model Guidance (e.g., ECMWF)

      • NWRWAVE Enhancements

      • Centrally produced 5 km NWP derived grids of sensible weather elements for AWIPS and GFE for CONUS and OCONUS

      • Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning product (TVC) changes

    • Pacific

      • NOGAPS

      • FNMOC Wave Watch Model Guidance

      • Improved Medium-Range Model Guidance (e.g., ECMWF)

      • Segmentation of the Hurricane Local Statement

      • GFE Formatter and Smart Tools for WFO Tropical Cyclone Hazard Graphics

    • Eastern

      • Integrated Radar/Environmental Sampling

      • Centrally produced 5 km NWP derived grids of sensible weather elements for AWIPS and GFE for CONUS and OCONUS

      • Estimated Actual Velocity

      • Enhance NWSRFS Deterministic Verification Tools

      • Additional TDWR products (e.g., storm track, mesocyclone, tornado, rainfall accumulation, VIL)

    • Central

      • Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning product (TVC) changes

      • TOR product changes

      • Enhance HydroGen to Pull Additional Data from IHFS

      • Backlog DRs

      • Hazcollect to call NWRWAVES vice NWEM CAFÉ


Ob8 srec candidates a c1

OB8 SREC CandidatesA&C

  • Top 5 by Voting Members

    • SR

      • Backlog DRs

      • TOR product changes

      • Segmentation of the Hurricane Local Statement

      • Enhance NWSRFS Streamflow Regulation Accounting Tools

      • Automated Rain Gauge QC to MPE

    • WR

      • Improved Medium-Range Model Guidance (e.g., ECMWF)

      • Enhance Chat Server

      • Centrally produced 5 km NWP derived grids of sensible weather elements for AWIPS and GFE for CONUS and OCONUS

      • NWRWAVE Enhancements

      • Enhance NWSRFS Deterministic Verification Tools

    • OCWWS

      • Gridded MOS (add AK, Hawaii, PuertoRico)

      • Centrally produced 5 km NWP derived grids of sensible weather elements for AWIPS and GFE for CONUS and OCONUS

      • TOR product changes

      • Hazcollect to call NWRWAVES vice NWEM CAFÉ

      • Tropical Cyclone Watch/Warning product (TVC) changes

    • OHD

      • Enhance HydroGen to Pull Additional Data from IHFS

      • Automate insertion of Dam Break data into a FFW

      • Enhance NWSRFS Streamflow Regulation Accounting Tools

      • Enhance NWSRFS Deterministic Verification Tools

      • Replace SACSMA Frozen Ground Algorithm

    • OPS

      • NWRWAVE Enhancements

      • LAPS/MSAS

      • Centrally produced 5 km NWP derived grids of sensible weather elements for AWIPS and GFE for CONUS and OCONUS

      • Automate insertion of Dam Break data into a FFW

      • Fog Monitor: Add statistical calculations for users


Task requiring osip2

Task Requiring OSIP

  • A&C

    • FNMOC Wave Watch Model Guidance (Chris McAloon)


Next meeting agenda

Next Meeting Agenda

  • Meeting to be held on May 1 at 2:00pm EDT

    • Planning for OB8

      • Step 6: Results of Release Preparation

    • Review of action items


Prepare release

Prepare Release

  • March 31 - Assignment to Development organization (Responsibility: SEC)

  • March 31 - Deliver Business Functional Requirements (Responsibility: SEC)

    • OSIP Tasks

      • SON, Project Plan, CONOPS/ORD

    • Infrastructure tasks

      • ORD

  • April 14 - Review of Material (Responsibility: Raytheon Testing Staff, Development Organizations)

    • Validate assignment – communicate mis-assignments to SEC

    • Validate requirements in accordance with AWIPS Business Functional Requirements Checklist

      • Assign actions to gather additional information

  • April 28 - Conduct a high level analysis on the top priority recommendations (Responsibility: Development organizations)

    • Prepare Work Breakdown Structure

    • Identify special Testing Requirements

    • Prepare Development LOEs (likely, pessimistic)

    • Prepare Integration LOEs (likely, pessimistic)

  • May 12 - Assign task to Releases 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 (Responsibility: SEC with assistance from Raytheon/Keane)

    • Based on SREC weighting, AWIPS budget, Development Organization expertise, development allocation, Integration testing resources, data availability, and release schedule

    • Prepare ROM for this release - Evaluate data sizes, communications Impact, hardware requirements, and cost (Responsibility: SEC – Analysis Branch)


  • Backup slides

    Backup Slides


    Ob8 planning srec process

    OB8 Planning – SREC Process

    • Step 1: Determine Development Allocation

      • Infrastructure, Strategic, A&C

    • Step 2: Gather potential candidates

      • Submit potential candidates for OB8 or OB9

        • Via OSIP or an AWIPS Request for Change (RC)

        • Responsibility: SEC OSIP IWT members, OSIP IWT Team leads, SREC members

    • Step 3: Add candidates to the new SREC Master List

      • Assign to a category (Strategic, A&C, Infrastructure) and to the AWIPS Master List. SREC Master list will be kept at the SREC Website

        • Responsibility: SEC Vice Chair

    • Step 4: Validate requests

      • Requirements available for each request

        • Responsibility: SEC Vice Chair, OCWWS SREC representative


    Ob8 planning srec process1

    OB8 Planning – SREC Process

    • Step 5: Gather supporting material

      • OSIP Priority, Must Do, ROM LOE and any significant cost

      • Must Do items as defined by senior management (i.e., memo) will be given the highest priority

        • Responsibility: SREC Voting members

    • Step 6: Evaluate and prioritize candidates for integration into the AWIPS baseline

      • Strategic and A&C - SREC Voting members

      • Infrastructure – SREC Infrastructure experts

        • SEC – Hopkins, GSD – Bullock, MDL – Boon, RAY – Lewis, OHD – Roe, OPS –Vavra, NCF – TBD,

      • Weighted averages will be used to compile voting

        • Based on OSIP priorities, Must Do criteria, LOE, maturity, money available

        • Each voting member ranks from 1-36

        • Responsibility: SREC Voting members


    Ob8 planning srec process2

    OB8 Planning – SREC Process

    • Step 7: Prepare Release

      • Assignment to Development organization (Responsibility: SEC)

      • Deliver Business Functional Requirements (Responsibility: SEC)

        • OSIP Tasks

          • SON, Project Plan, CONOPS/ORD

        • Infrastructure tasks

          • Other tasks

      • Review of Material (Responsibility: Raytheon Testing Staff, Development Organizations)

        • Validate assignment – communicate mis-assignments to SEC

        • Validate requirements in accordance with AWIPS Business Functional Requirements Checklist

          • Assign actions to gather additional information

      • Conduct a high level analysis on the top priority recommendations (Responsibility: Development organizations)

        • Prepare Work Breakdown Structure

        • Identify special Testing Requirements

        • Prepare Development LOEs (likely, pessimistic)

        • Prepare Integration LOEs (likely, pessimistic)

    • Assign task to Releases 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 (Responsibility: SEC with assistance from Raytheon/Keane)

      • Based on SREC weighting, AWIPS budget, Development Organization expertise, development allocation, Integration testing resources, and release schedule

      • Prepare ROM for this release - Evaluate data sizes, communications Impact, hardware requirements, and cost (Responsibility: SEC – Analysis Branch)


    Ob8 planning srec process3

    OB8 Planning – SREC Process

    • Step 8, 9, 10: Validate/Approve Release Content

      • SEC, SREC, S&T Committee

        • Responsibility: SREC Vice Chair

    • Step 11: Prepared Change Requests for AWIPS CCB approval

      • Software Release and Data Items (e.g., RUC)

        • Responsibility: SREC Vice Chair

    • Step 12: Provide the OCWWS Training Division with approved software build contents for inclusion to the NSTEP process

      • Responsibility: Executive Secretary

    • Step 13: Identify SREC Focal Points for each OB8 development item

      • Performed in parallel with Steps 9 – 12.

        • Responsibility: SREC Vice Chair


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