WINFC  Weather INformation Fusion and Correlation for weather and traffic situational awareness

The WINFC (Weather INformation Fusion and Correlation for weather and traffic situational awareness) project aimed at the development of an adaptive data processing module that, once on board, collects and processes information incoming from different weather and traffic data providers. The module produces an awareness map by integrating weather and traffic changes data collected during the flight, and an updated weather map. The awareness map is a risk map available to the pilot for a prompt detection of hazard conditions, no matters whether they depend on weather or traffic changes.

The objectives of the WINFC project have been the following:

  • The analysis of the information sources about un-forecasted events like weather change and traffic congestion in present and future ATM environment,
  • The study of innovative on board measurements methods to provide real-time weather information,
  • The development of a SW tool for simulating the information data flow coming from different sources in case of unexpected weather and traffic scenarios,
  • The development of a data fusion tool for the adaptive integration and correlation of the information coming from heterogeneous information sources,
  • The definition of an efficient and effective unbiased threat/importance factor(s) useful to the pilot and as input parameters to Q-AI trajectory and mission optimization algorithms,

•          The validation of the data fusion tool by a test activity based on the data flow SW tool applied to selected realistic scenarios.



Roberto,; Baldini,; Adirosi,; Lischi,; Lupidi,; Cuccoli,; Barcaroli,; Facheris,

Test and validation of particle classification based on meteorological model and weather radar simulator (Inproceeding)

2016 European Radar Conference (EuRAD), pp. 201-204, 2016, (WINFC).


Lupidi,; Cuccoli,; Lischi,

Polarimetric radar for flight support system with a reconfigurable electronic flight bag (Inproceeding)

2016 IEEE Metrology for Aerospace (MetroAeroSpace), pp. 108-112, 2016, (WINFC).

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Barcaroli,; Cuccoli,; Lischi,; Lupidi,; Facheris,

Output consistency analysis of the polarimetric weather radar simulator through real weather events (Inproceeding)

2016 17th International Radar Symposium (IRS), pp. 1-5, 2016, (WINFC).

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Barcaroli,; Lupidi,; Cuccoli,; Baldini,; Facheris,

X-band avionic weather radar simulator: Output testing and analysis (Inproceeding)

2015 European Radar Conference (EuRAD), pp. 65-68, 2015, (X-WALD, WINFC).

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Lupidi,; Lischi,; Cuccoli,

Quantitative analysis of incoherent polarimetric decomposition techniques for weather radar data (Inproceeding)

2015 European Radar Conference (EuRAD), pp. 69-72, 2015, (X-WALD, WINFC).

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Roberto,; Adirosi,; Baldini,; Facheris,; Cuccoli,; Lupidi,; Garzelli,

Hydrometeor classification for X-band dual polarization radar on-board civil aircrafts (Inproceeding)

2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), pp. 2319-2322, 2015, ISSN: 2153-6996, (X-WALD, WINFC).

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Barcaroli,; Lupidi,; Cuccoli,; Facheris,; Berizzi,

Analysis of X-band weather polarimetric radar simulator for avionic purposes (Inproceeding)

2015 16th International Radar Symposium (IRS), pp. 587-592, 2015, ISSN: 2155-5745, (X-WALD, WINFC).

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Lupidi,; Lischi,; Cuccoli,; Berizzi,; Facheris,

Capabilities and potential of an avionic polarimetric weather radar simulator (Inproceeding)

2015 Signal Processing Symposium (SPSympo), pp. 1-5, 2015, (X-WALD, WINFC).

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Cuccoli,; Facheris,; Mugnai,; Lischi,; Lupidi,; Zoppetti,; Roberto,; Adirosi,; Baldini,

Use of advanced airborne weather radar for flight trajectory optimization (Inproceeding)

2014 8th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD), 2014, (KLEAN, X-WALD, WINFC).


Lupidi,; Lischi,; Berizzi,; Martorella,; Cuccoli,

Polarimetric Avionic Weather Radar for Increasing Flight Safety and Efficiency (Inproceeding)

29th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), 2014, (KLEAN, X-WALD, WINFC).


Lupidi,; Lischi,; Cuccoli,; Baldini,; Roberto,

Validation of the Advanced Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar Simulator with Polar55C real observations (Inproceeding)

2014 15th International Radar Symposium (IRS), pp. 1-6, 2014, ISSN: 2155-5745, (KLEAN, X-WALD, WINFC).

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Lischi,; Lupidi,; Martorella,; Cuccoli,; Facheris,; Baldini,

Advanced Polarimetric Doppler Weather Radar Simulator (Inproceeding)

2014 15th International Radar Symposium (IRS), pp. 1-6, 2014, ISSN: 2155-5745, (KLEAN, X-WALD, WINFC).

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