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


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. Melnidov, and R. J. Doviak, 2012: Issues and challenges for polarimetric measurement of weather with an agile beam phased array radar (.pdf, 4.29 MB), NOAA/NSSL report, 117 pp. [Updated: 2 May 2013]


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)