As a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador ™ Centuria is committed to the United States Weather Enterprise. Centuria provides full-system life-cycle support for the National Weather Service (NWS) Radar Operations Center (ROC) Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) network. NEXRAD is comprised of 159 Weather Surveillance Radar 88 Doppler (WSR-88D) that are a critical to The Nation’s Commerce, Defense, and Transportation. The WSR-88Ds provide the high-resolution weather data necessary for meteorologists to produce accurate, actionable forecastsfor emergency managers, industry, and the public. Centuria is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and sustainment (OMS) of the ROC and its component parts (CONUS & OCONUS). The support Centuria provides to this flagship NWS program includes: radar systems engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, electrical engineering, civil & site engineering, system design & integration, system testing,training, system deployment, configuration management (CM), meteorological support, documentation, and integrated logistics support (ILS).
Centuria also provides meteorological and software engineering support for the NWS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) as a member of the Raytheon team. AWIPS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service’s (NWS) weather forecasting data ingest, processing, display, and communications system and is the backbone of NWS operations.