International Airport Operations Safety
Wind Profilers, Radiometers, Lidars, Sodars, Numerical Modeling, Wind Shear Detection and Alerting, Fog and Inversion Nowcasting, Gust Fronts, Microbursts, Low-level Jets
WDSS has significant experience in design and delivery of instrumentation and forecast systems to operational forecasters responsible for international airport locations. WDSS partners with companies such as Radiometrics and Lockheed Martin among other to deliver systems that enhance aerodrome aviation safety. WDSS works with the local aviation agencies to understand their specific issues and tailors specific solutions to help identify and mitigate these issues.
The WDSS airport systems include instrumentation, hardware, software, and display systems in a turnkey fashion that provide detection, nowcasting, and automated alerts of weather hazardous to aviation operations. Instrumentation includes wind profilers, radiometers, sodars, and lidars integrated with local instrumentation to determine the presence of wind shear and low-level jets, provide fog and inversion detection and trending, and provide microburst and gust front detection.
Data and products are provided to meteorologists and ATC personnel through customized display systems.
Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Africa, Bahrain
WDSS is partnered with Radiometrics to deliver SkyCast systems to five ASECNA airports in west Africa. Each airport will have a RWP, MPR, Sodar, and surface station. Wind shear detection and alerting, nowcasting algorithms, a VizAir display and RAOB for the...
The BAH project consisted of delivery of a Wind and Thermodynamic Profiling System WTPS to the Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs (BCAA). The BAH instrumentation consists of a MPR, RWP, and integration of local surface data. The system performs wind shear detection and...
The SkyCast Wind and Thermodynamic Profiling System (WTPS) delivered to the Abu Dhabi International Airport integrates data from a Radiometrics Raptor XBS-BL Boundary Layer Radar Wind Profiler (RWP) and a Radiometrics MP-3000A Microwave Profiling Radiometer (MPR), and...