According to Michelle Mainelli, Chief of the Systems Integration Branch of the National Weather Service's NCEP Central Operation, the N-AWIPS migration to AWIPS II continues on schedule. 'Recent progress includes moving to the most recent Raytheon software baseline. Most migration activity development is wrapping up, with team members addressing bugs reported by customer testing.'
'The long-awaited NCEP AWIPS Test Bed (a full AWIPS system dedicated to current and future NCEP development activities) is scheduled to arrive in late November,' Mainelli continues. 'Integration testing will follow, along with testing other important areas such as dataflow and overall performance. The overall plan is to integrate the N-AWIPS migrated code with the AWIPS II baseline by late February with AWIPS II National Deployment for the NWS beginning late Summer 2011.'
For additional information about the GEMPAK to AWIPS II migration, please see Unidata's GEMPAK/NAWIPS Migration Information.