Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) Project History
Operational Adds, September 2003
- Work continued on moving the operational support and maintenance of
ADDS to developers and technicians at the Aviation Weather Center (AWC).
- On September 30, 2003, AWC officially started operational support of the ADDS project.
- A new ADDS
experimental web site was created.
- Work continued in the support and updates to products on the operational ADDS.
- Work started on an ADDS flight path tool application to handle all the current
ADDS applet capabilities. The new Flight Path Tool Application will
be designed to:
- Allow users to view all ADDS weather products from one tool.
- Allow users to set default attributes for the tool. Example
default attributes are: colors, map backgrounds, data to display,
and zoom level.
- Provide quicker load times by placing the executables on the user's
- Decrease maintenance costs associated with applet technology
being tied to browser technology.
- Work continued on moving the operational support and
maintenance of ADDS to the Aviation Weather Center developers and
- Satellite data ingest/image creation was fully transitioned to AWC.
- A TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast) decoder was built that stores
TAF messages in a relational database (MySql).
- The PIREP applet was updated to conform to new ADDS applet standards.
- The time selector bar widget on the PIREP applet was enhanced to:
- Allow viewing of a composite of six hours of PIREP data.
- Allow for looping six hours of PIREP data on hourly time steps.
- A new concept for flight service station briefings using FXC was explored and
demos given to the ADDS advance user group, Flight Service Station personnel, and our FAA sponsors.