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ICAMS

Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services

 

MPAR Symposium

Summary Report

Workshop: PAR 201

A short course in the basics of phased array radar concepts and technology.

November 17, 2009

Mr. Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research, Opening Remarks

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma, Welcome

Dr. Randolph M. Lyon, Chief, Commerce Branch—Housing, Treasury and Commerce Division; Office of Management and Budget, Keynote

Senior Leader Perspective: MPAR Potential and Interagency Collaboration

Moderator: Dr. John Snow, Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Mr. Jud Stailey, Senior Staff Meteorologist, OFCM, MPAR Risk-Reduction Implementation Strategy

Dr. Paul Smith, Chair—NRC Committee on the Evaluation of the MPAR Planning Process, Evaluation of the MPAR Planning Process

Session 1: Multifunctionality—Agency Needs, Priorities, and Principles of Operation

Moderator: Dr. Fred Lewis, Air Force Director of Weather

  • Mr. James Williams, Director of Systems Engineering, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr. Kevin “Spanky” Kirsch, Director, Science and Technology Special Programs, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Don Berchoff, Director, Office of Science and Technology, National Weather Service (NOAA)
  • Dr. John Stubstad, Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense

November 18, 2009

Dr. Jeff Kimpel, Director, National Severe Storms Laboratory (NOAA), Opening Remarks

Session 2: Underpinning for Service Improvements: Technology Innovation and Development—Laboratory Update

Moderator: Dr. Joe Friday, Oklahoma University School of Meteorology, Professor Emeritus

Session 3: Underpinning for Service Improvements: Technology Innovation and Development—Industry Update

Moderator: Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research and Regents’ Professor of Meteorology, Oklahoma University

  • Mr. Michael Sarcione, Senior Principal Engineering Fellow, Sensor H/W, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • Dr. Douglas Reep, Director, Airborne Early Warning and Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin
  • Mr. Jay Kralovec, Chief Antenna Technologist/Space Systems, Harris Corporation
  • Mr. Frank Walker, Director, Surveillance and Fire Control Systems, Advanced Concepts and Technology, Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Jeff Barner, Program Manager, Foundry Services, Cree Inc
  • Mr. Steve Nelson, VP MMIC Operations, Cobham

Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Karlin Toner, Director, NextGen Coordination Staff to the Secretary and Senior Policy Committee, U.S. Department of Transportation

Session 4: Potential Service Improvements for Air Surveillance and Weather—Part 1

Moderator: Mr. Kevin “Spanky” Kirsch, Director, Science and Technology Special Programs, Department of Homeland Security

Session 5: Potential Service Improvements for Air Surveillance and Weather—Part 2

Moderator: Dr. John Cho, MIT Lincoln Lab

November 19, 2009

Mr. James Williams, Director of Systems Engineering, Federal Aviation Administration, Opening Remarks

Session 6: Addressing the Risk Reduction Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Robert Serafin, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Director Emeritus

Session 7: Moving Forward with Risk Reduction

Moderator: Dr. Paul Try, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology Corporation

  • Dr. Jeff Kimpel, Director, National Severe Storms Laboratory (NOAA)
  • Mr. James Williams, Director of Systems Engineering, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr. Ted Hom, US Army Product Manager for Radars, Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronics Warfare, and Sensors
  • Lt Col Bryan Miller, USAF, NORAD J3
  • CAPT Michael Angove, Naval Deputy to NOAA, US Navy

Review of Action Items and Closing Remarks

Mr. Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

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