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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zma|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : lit|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : radar|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller non radar : 3|
controller radar : 5
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other other : unspecified|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|ATC Facility||other physical facility|
At XX15 EST ZMA controllers were instructed to reduce radar data due to a system overload. This overload was caused by excessive WX in the south florida area. Controllers need to see all information and not be subject to computer limitations. The host computer is unable to handle the amount of radar data provided by existing sites.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RPTR STATED CTLRS WERE TOLD TO REDUCE RADAR DATA DUE TO SYS OVERLOAD OF EXCESSIVE WX.
Narrative: AT XX15 EST ZMA CTLRS WERE INSTRUCTED TO REDUCE RADAR DATA DUE TO A SYS OVERLOAD. THIS OVERLOAD WAS CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE WX IN THE S FLORIDA AREA. CTLRS NEED TO SEE ALL INFO AND NOT BE SUBJECT TO COMPUTER LIMITATIONS. THE HOST COMPUTER IS UNABLE TO HANDLE THE AMOUNT OF RADAR DATA PROVIDED BY EXISTING SITES.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.