AWIPS Technology Infusion
AWIPS Technology Infusion is executed in two phases. The first and most critical phase of the AWIPS Technology Infusion project is the delivery of AWIPS-II. AWIPS-II consists of the current baseline functionality, through OB9, migrated into the new service oriented architecture (SOA). This phase of the project is authorized by Operational Services Improvement Process (OSIP) Statement of Need (SON) 04-005, AWIPS Technology Infusion.
The second phase of the AWIPS Technology Infusion project is the extension of the AWIPS-II architecture to all levels of NWS operations. This extension consists of four separate components:
- National Center AWIPS (NAWIPS) Migration
- Thin Client
- Weather Event Simulator (WES) migration
- Community Hydrological Prediction System (CHPS)
The objective of this phase is to extend the AWIPS-II architecture throughout the weather enterprise infrastructure that enables meteorological and hydrological operations for all components of the National Weather Service (NWS) (national centers, river forecast centers, weather forecast offices to weather service offices) and the training and case development to support operations.
This phase of AWIPS Technology Infusion continues by building upon the new enterprise infrastructure by delivering new system-wide functionality to enhance all levels of NWS operations. These enhancements include:
- Data delivery (“smart push – smart pull”)
- Collaboration (“integrated visual collaboration”)
- Information generation (“re-architecture of the infrastructure for generating products and service”)
- Visualization (developing new user interface standards and three dimensional visualization)