The Decision Support Systems Section's main focus is on activities supporting the National Weather Service's AWIPS development. One broad area of work is participating in the development and testing of the Raytheon-led work on AWIPS-II, including converting AWIPS-I bundles and procedures, and assisting with porting/updating GFE Smart Tools and SmartInits. We also work on development of new capabilities ("extended tasks") that will be added to AWIPS-II sometime after initial fielding of the system. These latter tasks include Data Delivery (data discovery and ingest), Integrated Hazard Information Services (Hazard Services or IHIS), Collaboration (both internal and with outside groups such as Emergency Operations Centers), and forecast monitoring and verification. The Data Delivery work was handed off to Raytheon Spring 2012.
FX-Collaborate, a Java-based collaborative forecast system, supports shared awareness of critical weather situations by enabling remote users to synchronize their displays, sharing interactive annotation and drawing and local data. Its strength is its ability to interlink a number of remote systems to conduct real-time weather briefings, live meteorological discussions, or long-distance learning through its interactive capabilities. A subset of FX-C is included in the AWIPS-II baseline to support drawing/annotation, largely for preparation of Web graphics.
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