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That about covers what I have in my notes/memory. Please correct any misinterpretations, falsehoods, omissions, etc.
Thanks for the excellent summary. I have a few corrections and additions. First, Harry spells his last name "Edmon". I saw no mention of "open RPG" and what it means for longer term plans as well as what people are willing to commit in the short term for something open RPG will eventually replace. I think Mark Benner (sp?) estimated open RPG would not be available until at least 2000, so that's a good reason to omit it from short term plans, but it may be important over the longer term, when RIDDS will go away and be replaced by open RPG. At one time, someone said this project needs 4 or 5 RIDDS boxes, but Harry's PC architecture doesn't need RIDDS. Is the plan to not require RIDDS boxes (which are a limiting resource) and rely on the PC architecture or to try to get the RIDDS boxes for the short term and use the same architecture as is currently being tested? Your notes on multiple identical IP addresses for the RIDDS boxes made me confused about this, since I assumed the PC/Linux LDMs would not use RIDDS. It might be worth mentioning that the schedule for SAMEX is driving things, since that is starting in April or May 1999 and will require the system to be getting data from 4 radars that now have RIDDS. My notes are unclear on whether the plan was to install RIDDS boxes in 4 more radars for SAMEX or rely on the RIDDS-less Linux system. There was some discussion about whether a fractional T1 would be adequate instead of a full T1 from each radar site to the LDM site, to save costs. My recollection is that a fractional T1 had sufficient bandwidth, but I don't think we concluded what fraction of a T1 would be adequate (it seems to me 1/4 of a T1 would be enough). --Russ