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Work Group for Multi-Mission Phased Array Radar. 20-21 March 2007 Co-chairs: Dr. James Kimpel (NOAA) Mr. James Williams (FAA) Col Mike Babcock (USAF) Executive Secretary: Dr. Mark Weadon. Telecon # , pass code # 1- 866-917-0894, 3942817

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work group for multi mission phased array radar

Work Group for Multi-Mission Phased Array Radar

20-21 March 2007

Co-chairs: Dr. James Kimpel (NOAA)

Mr. James Williams (FAA)

Col Mike Babcock (USAF)

Executive Secretary: Dr. Mark Weadon

Telecon # , pass code # 1- 866-917-0894, 3942817

GoToMeeting https://www.gotomeeting.com/join/956380113

agenda
Agenda
  • Welcome from the Federal Coordinator
  • Administrative Remarks
  • Discussion Topics (Tuesday & Wednesday)
    • Assess current status of PAR research and development
    • Next steps toward a cost-benefit analysis
    • Review agency inputs: radar needs, gaps, funding
  • Review action items
  • Plans for next meeting
welcome and administrative remarks
Welcome and Administrative Remarks
  • Administrative remarks
    • Attendance roster
    • This meeting is being recorded
    • GoToMeeting use
    • Facility information
    • Lunch and dinner plans
work group objectives
Work Group Objectives

Develop an MPAR risk reduction implementation strategy

needed prior to acquisition decision

Detailed analysis of life expectancy of legacy radars

Perform cost-benefit analysis over MPAR versus legacy radars over complete lifecycles of both

Build understanding of MPAR within scientific community, federal government, and general public through education & outreach

Further define MPAR mission and initial operational system requirements

Develop metrics to objectively assess progress of MPAR risk reduction R&D program

Publish annual statement of research priorities and previous-year accomplishments

COMPLETE

INCOMPLETE

NOT STARTED

status of action items
Status of Action Items
  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.1: Submit recommendations for changes to TOR to Co-chairs and the Executive Secretary. Changes must be approved by Committee for Integrated Observing Systems.

OPR: MPAR/WG Members. SUSPENSE: 22 Dec 2006

STATUS: Closed

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.2: Extend invitation to government and academic partners involved in PAR research to present state-of-technology briefings at next WG/MPAR. Notional list of agencies: MIT LL, DARPA, ONR, Army Research Lab, AF Research Lab, CASA, and NCAR

OPR: Executive Secretary OCR: BCI, co-chairs

SUSPENSE: 22 Dec 2006

STATUS: Closed

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.3: Identify funds for cost-benefit analysis from agencies “owning” legacy radars: i.e. FAA, NOAA, DOD. ($100K each to match commitment from OFCM).

OPR: Agency reps from DOD, NOAA, and FAA. OCR: Exec Secretary SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

STATUS: Deferred (until firmer requirements are available)

status of action items1
Status of Action Items
  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.4: Refine current radar requirements for each agency and report at next WG/MPAR meeting.

OPR: All WG/MPAR members SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

STATUS: Ongoing

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.5: Identify gaps in radar capability for future and report gap analysis status at next WG/MPAR meeting.

OPR: All WG/MPAR members SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

STATUS: Ongoing

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.6 Orchestrate an MPAR awareness campaign within the defense/homeland security community responsible for air surveillance of hostile targets over the homeland.

OPR: Co-chairs OCR: Executive Secretary, DOD reps

SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

STATUS: Closed

status of action items2
Status of Action Items
  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.7 Confer with NORTHCOM and SOUTHCOM on their classified air surveillance requirements.

OPR: DOD reps SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.8 Report at next WG/MPAR how individual agency spending aligns with MPAR R&D requirements.

OPR: each WG member SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.9 Conduct market survey for current cost and projected cost of T/R modules; report at next WG/MPAR meeting.

OPR: FAA (Benner) OCR: Exec Sec.

SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

status of action items3
Status of Action Items
  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.10 Present National Weather Radar Testbed Review Panel process at next WG/MPAR meeting, including Spring ’07 severe weather research plans.

OPR: NOAA (Jeff Kimpel) SUSPENSE: 15 March 2007

STATUS: Closed

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.11 Submit an WG/MPAR abstract to the Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance Conference in Herdon, VA (May 1-3, 2007) Abstract will explain results of the MPAR Research and Development Report and aims of the WG/MPAR.

OPR: Executive Secretary SUSPENSE: 9 February 2007

STATUS: Closed

  • ACTION ITEM 2006-1.12 Submit technical MPAR abstracts to the Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance Conference, covering MPAR capabilities for weather and aircraft surveillance.

OPR: NOAA and FAA reps OCR: Executive Secretary

SUSPENSE: 9 February 2007

STATUS: Closed

new action items
New Action Items
  • ACTION ITEM 2007-1.1 Using NGATS CONOPs as model, develop an MPAR CONOPsrough draft

OPR: OFCM w/CONOPs Development Team SUSPENSE: 1 Jun 07

  • ACTION ITEM 2007-1.2 Perform life cycle cost analysis for legacy radar systems.

OPR: FAA (ARSR 1,2,3,4; ASR 9,11; TDWR), NOAA ROC (NEXRAD) SUSPENSE: Fall 07 (interim status and WG coordination: Jun 07)

  • ACTION ITEM 2007-1.3 Establish process for collecting validated operational requirements from stakeholders

OPR: SUSPENSE: Closed

  • ACTION ITEM 2007-1.4 Craft an invitation and timeline for an industry day on MPAR to include academia, industry partners, stakeholders (federal and non federal), congressional staffs

OPR: OFCM SUSPENSE: 1 Jun 07

next meeting
Next Meeting
  • Colorado Springs/NORAD? DHS/DOD (NORTHCOM) Co-hosts

-- Date

-- Facilities

-- Security Arrangements