Multi-function Phased Array Radar (MPAR) Project

The Multi-function Phased Array Radar (MPAR) project was established to demonstrate the potential to simultaneously perform aircraft tracking, wind profiling, and weather surveillance with a single phased array weather radar. NOAA's National Weather Radar Testbed (NWRT) is a phased array radar (PAR) actively being tested and evaluated in Norman, Oklahoma.


Each spring, NWS forecasters evaluate how rapidly updating phased array radar data impacts the warning decision-making process in the Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment (PARISE). Learn more about PARISE →


Specific goals for the Multi-function Phased Array Radar Software Upgrades Project are to improve the quality of meteorological data produced by NWRT PAR, to demonstrate adaptive scanning capabilities for weather observations, and to demonstrate dynamic scheduling of multi-function scanning strategies. Learn more about MPARSUP →