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AWIPS The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is a technologically advanced information processing, display, and telecommunications system that is the cornerstone of the NWS modernization and restructuring.

ROC Software Engineers work closely with AWIPS to maintain the ICD for weather/radar product data and message formats.

TDWR/SPG Terminal Doppler Weather Radars (TDWR) provides weather data in and around airports for FAA Air Traffic Controllers. The NWS developed the Supplemental Products Generator (SPG) to provide weather data from the FAA's TDWRs to NWS forecasters. The data can then be used to complement the data from WSR-88D systems to provide a backup during outages, fill in coverage gaps, and provide a second data set to confirm the data from nearby WSR-88D radars.

TDWR/SPG’s software was based on the work for the RPG and was therefore able to re-use software developed and maintained by ROC Software Engineering.

NPN The NOAA Profiler Network consists (NPN) of 35 Wind Profiler sites located throughout the country. Wind Profilers are specialized Doppler Radar systems that use sounding and a coaxial-collinear antenna to measure vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed and direction.

ROC engineers are utilizing their expertise with the WSR-88D Doppler Radar system hardware and software to assist NPN engineers in their effort to bring Wind Profiler equipment into the 21st century.