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Trimble GPS Used in FAA Weather Radar System

May 21, 2001
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Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., supplied the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with its GPS timing technology, Trimble synchronization kits, for the FAA’s Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR) system.

The TDWR uses GPS as an easy-to integrate accurate time source for weather products. The TDWR system provides increased safety measures and improved runway/airfield management throughout 45 major U.S. airports. In addition, the system provides graphic and text-based information to air traffic control, hazardous weather alerts in the terminal area and changing wind conditions.

The systems are being installed at sites with a wide-range of climate conditions.

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