GAMIC - Model GWSP Series - Weather Signal Processor
The goal and function of the GWSP is the improvement of safety of aircraft operations by means of timely detection and reporting of hazardous weather phenomena in the airport approach area, typically up to 60nm. This information can be extracted from Airport Surveillance Radars (ASR) data in parallel to the standard tracking function. In particular severe precipitation, wind shear near the terminal approach and departure zones of an airport are processed and identified. Specific sources of the hazardous weather are to be detected. Thunderstorms, micro bursts and gust fronts are among those critical events. Also the GWSP will improve the management of air traffic in the terminal area through the forecast of any significant weather at the airport and the detection and tracking of precipitation.
The GWSP is providing fast and precise weather data extraction and display of all weather parameters (Rain Reflectivity, Doppler Velocity and Turbulence) up to 60nm (100km) as available from the Primary ASR receiver It can be either implemented as modernization, retrofit or improvement of the existing or new ASR systems supporting aviation commerce world wide. ASR radars serviced are Magnetron, Klystron and Solid State.
Weather and warning data are sent to the ATC controller workplaces in ASTERIX CAT 8 format.