MEDUSA

Meteorological Decision Support

System for Aviation

 

Work pakage 1 - Preparation and test of existing modules

WP leader: DLR

Partners involved: DLR, HYDS


Objectives

O1.1 Adaptation of existing DLR and HYDS modules.

Pre-existing modules for Cloud tracking (Cb-TRAM), Radar tracking (Rad-TRAM), Lightning tracking (Ec-TRAM) and area tracking will be adapted to specific requirements in order to carry on its evaluation at the test sites. The same operation will be done for the rest of algorithms/modules implied in the system (tasks related with the use of Numerical Weather Prediction forecast data and the radar/NWP blending module).

O1.2 Set-up, performance and evaluation of experiments at the airport of Munich.

A draft version of the system will be tested over Munich Airport.

O1.3 Assessment and selection of best modules for MEDUSA.

As the outcome of the experiments in Munich adapted modules for tracking will be selected.


Tasks:

T1.1 DLR modules.

Development and adaptation of modules Cb- Rad-, Ec-TRAM (DLR). Using derived requirements from DLR expertise (project Wetter & Fliegen, FLYSAFE and SESAR) tracking algorithms will be developed or adapted in order to fulfill expected requirements for the test site. Adaptation will imply data availability adjustment, parameters and time step functioning of the algorithms, temporal and spatial resolution of the forecast, etc.

T1.2 HYDS modules.

Development of a nowcasting tool based on radar tracking and lightning observations to obtain begin and duration of freezing rain or heavy snowfall (HYDS);  adaptation of existing modules for thunderstorm events (HYDS). As in the previous task algorithms for area tracker and radar/NWP blending will be modified to complete expected requirements for the test site.

T1.3 Set-up of experiment 1, thunderstorm and heavy rain.

The different modules (HYDS and DLR) will be implemented in the DLR testing environment; moreover, the modules will also be embedded into WxFUSION, a DLR system for collecting and fusing data from different sources. This first integration will serve as a test bed for the on-line and off-line coupled testing of the algorithms.

T1.4 Experiment 1 Execution of experiment 1 at MUNICH. In collaboration with Wetter & Fliegen and SESAR the different modules will be tested over Munich Airport. This task will be performed in an iterative way combining on-line and off-line data in order to improve the performance of the modules all along the development of the experiment.

T1.5 Evaluation. Evaluation and assessment of experiment 1 against measurements. Results from experiment 1 will be evaluated in order to determine the performance of the different algorithms.

T1.6 Set-up of experiment 2, heavy snow fall and freezing rain. As in T1.3 but the different modules will be refocused to deal with winter conditions. Especially area tracking and radar/NWP blending module will be further developed.

T1.7 Experiment 1 Execution of experiment 2 at MUNICH. In collaboration with Wetter & Fliegen and SESAR the different modules will be tested over MUNICH Airport. This task will be performed in an iterative way combining on-line and off-line data in order to improve the performance of the modules all along the development of the experiment.

T1.8 Evaluation. Evaluation and assessment of experiment 2 against measurements. Results from experiment 1 will be evaluated in order to determine the performance of the different algorithms.

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