Publications related to NSSL’s Phased Array Radar (PAR) Research & Development Program


Alford, Addison, Charles Kuster, Terry Schuur, Anthony Reinhart, Jami Boettcher, Jacob Carlin, Arthur Witt, Chris Curtis, Robbie Estes, Eddie Forren, Stephen Gregg, Larry Hopper, Igor Ivić, Feng Nai, Patrick Servello, Chad Smith, Sebastián Torres, David Warde, Danny Wasielewski, Felicia Woolard, Allen Zahrai, and Noah Zemlin, 2024: 2023 Data Collection with the NSSL Advanced Technology Demonstrator (.pdf, 11.9 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 48pp.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2023: Report to Congress: Feasibility and Capability of a Rotating Phased Array Radar (.pdf, 816 kB), NOAA report, 19pp.


Gregg, Stephen, Christopher Curtis, and Sebastian Torres, 2021: Advanced Technology Demonstrator System Testing Summary (.pdf, 1.9 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 19pp.


Borowska, L., 2020: Analysis of weather data from the Ten Panel Demonstrator (TPD) Radar (.docx, 16.1 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 21pp. (updated 21 Mar 2022)

Ivić, Igor, Rafael Mendoza, David Schvartzman, Sebastian Torres, and Daniel Wasielewski, 2020: Preliminary Report on Polarimetric Calibration for the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (.pdf, 2.9 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 34pp.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2020: Weather Radar Follow-on Plan: Research and Risk Reduction to Inform Acquisition Decisions (.pdf, 733 kB), NOAA report, 21 pp

National Severe Storms Laboratory, 2020: Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR): OAR Feasibility Study Final Report (.pdf, 14.7 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 142 pp.

Nai, F., J. Boettcher, D. Schvartzman, C. Curtis, and S. Torres, 2020: SENSR Data Quality Simulations Final Report (.pdf, 23.6 MB), NOAA/NSSL & OU/CIMMS report, 168 pp.

Schvartzman, D., 2020: Signal Processing Techniques And Concept Of Operations For Polarimetric Rotating Phased Array Radar. Ph.D. dissertation, The University Of Oklahoma, 247 pp.,


Mirković, D., D.S. Zrnić, 2019: Computational Electromagnetic Tools Applied to the Polarimetric Phased Array Antenna (.docx, 8.4 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 42pp.


Borowska, L., D.S. Zrnić, Y. Zhang., G. Zhang, J. Jackson, and C. Davis, 2018: Weather Observations with the Omni Directional Weapon Location (OWL) Radar (.docx, 3.8 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 14pp.


Doviak, R. J., 2017: A Memorandum on Comparisons of Weather and Aircraft Surveillance Radar Requirements to Determine Key Features for a 10-cm MPAR and SENSR (.pdf, 1.5 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 41 pp. [Updated: 13 Sep 2017]

National Severe Storms Laboratory, 2017: FY 2016 Multi-function Phased Array Radar Program Report to Congress (.pdf, 249 kB), NOAA/NSSL report, 7 pp.

Zrnić, D.S, 2017: S, C, and X Bands For Weather Surveillance (.docx, 7.9 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 32 pp.

Zrnić, D., R.J. Doviak, G. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and C. Fulton, 2017: Propagation and backscattering challenges for planar polarimetric phased array radars (.docx, 620 kB), 22 pp. (updated 4 April 2022)


National Severe Storms Laboratory, 2016: FY 2015 Multi-function Phased Array Radar Report to Congress (.pdf, 633 kB), NOAA/NSSL report, 7 pp.


National Severe Storms Laboratory, 2015: Multi-function Phased Array Radar and Cylindrical Polarized Phased Array Radar: Report to Congress (.pdf, 771 kB), NOAA/NSSL report, 16 pp.


Zrnić, D. S., V. M. Melnikov, and R. J. Doviak, 2012: Issues and challenges for polarimetric measurement of weather with an agile beam phased array radar (.doc, 6.6 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 117 pp. [Updated: 14 Nov 2023]


Curtis, C., 2009: Exploring the capabilities of the Agile Beam Phased Array Weather Radar (.pdf, 7.69 MB). Dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 202 pp.


Zrnić, D. S. and R. J. Doviak, 2005: System Requirements for Phased Array Weather Radar (.pdf, 154 kB), NOAA/NSSL report, 24 pp.

Other Supplemental MPAR Materials

Operational Scenarios (.pptx 13.51 MB)