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.