Frontier I

Improve observing capabilities for weather and climate phenomena with high socio-economic impact 

Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR)

The APAR team made steady progress on developing the APAR Master Project Management Plan (MP2) in FY 2016. Since January, the APAR Technical Team has participated in several multi-hour sessions to comprehensively identify the technical and operational requirements needed to document APAR specifications, assumptions, risks, and issues.  All in all, the MP2 Project Leads reviewed and vetted 177 requirements in the areas of radar development, operations, lifecycle management, airborne testing, data management, and aircraft modifications. Many of these requirements also translated directly in to the Request for Information (RFI) that was sent to industry in summer 2016. Evaluations of the responses began in FY 2016 and are continuing in FY 2017.