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Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services


working group for multifunction phased array radar


Radar imate courtesy of the National Severe Storms Lab

The WG/MPAR shall be the principal agent within the OFCM coordinating structure for developing a risk-reduction implementation strategy to address the key findings and recommended next steps contained in the report, Federal Research and Development Needs and Priorities for Phased Array Radar (June 2006), and agency comments from the July 18, 2006, ICMSSR meeting. This establishes the interagency partnership to plan and guide the MPAR risk-reduction program and follow-on acquisition. The focus is on a national multifunctional system to be deployed in the 2014 - 2022 timeframe. The WG/MPAR is to be a transitional body to manage risk-reduction research and development until such time as a permanent MPAR Joint Program Office can be established amongst the participating agencies.

Terms of Reference for WG/MPAR


The working group meets on a regular basis to discuss important issues. Details of the most recent meetings are linked below.

WG/MPAR Meetings

In 2009, the Second National Symposium on Multifunction Phased Array Radar was held in Norman, OK. Click here to access the presentations.

MPAR Publications

OFCM has published the Multifunction Phased Array Radar Unified Research and Development Plan, which can be found here.

Reference Material

WG/MPAR has a wide variety of reference materials for informational purposes .

WG/MPAR Foundational Materials

AMS-related MPAR Papers

MPAR Government Studies and Reports

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