Currently KNMI is preparing a technical upgrade of the weather radar systems to extend their operational lifetime with another 10 years. Apart from a mechanical overhaul the upgrade will consist of a renewal of the radar (scan) controller, the signal processor, and the product processor. The radar controller and the signal processor are 10-year-old computer systems which have become outdated and difficult to maintain. This technical upgrade is also the reason for a recent review of the current operational clutter removal scheme. The planned renewal of the product processor is the incentive for this evaluation of three radar product processor packages.
I Holleman, H Beekhuis. Evaluation of three Radar Product Processors