3 December 2013

Last updates on the installation of the French radar

by Rosa Vicari / École des Ponts ParisTech

Last week two important meetings were held at École des Ponts ParisTech.

On 27th November 2013, Daniel Schetzer, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia and Patrick Elias met a representative from the engineering office that designed the building where the radar will be installed. The purpose of the meeting was to define the technical specifications of the structure supporting the radar. This structure is needed to gain at least 8 meters of height above the roof that will host the device, so that any surrounding obstacle to the radar emissions will be avoided.

In the afternoon a teleconference took place with attendees from École des Ponts ParisTech (Marne-la-Vallée) and Météo France (St-Mandé and Toulouse) to solve several questions of high importance for the implementation of the radar: the authorisations needed for future radar emissions, the storage of radar data and their validation through a comparison with data from the C-band radar of Trappes. From now on, meetings between these two French partners will take place on a regular base in order to rapidly progress in the definition of future management of radar data.