The project was completed in January 2018. Its rollout was split into four separate phases.
Phase 1 Software installation
Cyclops-D3 was rolled-out to the whole network during winter 2010-2011.
Phase 2 Resilience/doppler upgrade
A new transmitter with doppler capability was installed at each radar. The full network was upgraded between December 2011 and December 2012.
Phase 3 Infrastructure upgrade
This phase addressed the health and safety requirements to fit stairs to the top of the tower at all sites and to carry out structural repairs where needed. To address these requirements each site was made non-operational for between six to eight weeks. The first tower upgrade took place in 2012.
Phases three and four were combined to reduce the total down time of each radar.
Phase 4 Dual polarisation/resilience upgrade
This involved the installation of a new dual channel receiver, dual polarisation antenna and high specification radome. Each radar was taken out of service for three to four weeks for this work to take place. Once installed the full radar system was then performance tested for eight weeks at each site prior to it being returned to operational status.
|Decommissioned||Installed||Returned to operations|
|Chenies||September 2012||November 2012||March 2013|
|Thurnham||April 2012||June 2012||August 2013|
|Castor Bay||January 2013||April 2013||July 2013|
|Preddanack||February 2013||June 2013||September 2013|
|Thurnham||May 2013||June 2013||December 2013|
|Hameldon Hill||March 2014||April 2014||August 2014|
|Hill of Dudwick||March 2014||June 2014||September 2014|
|Ingham||September 2014||November 2014||February 2015|
|Clee Hill||February 2015||May 2015||August 2015|
|Munduff Hill||May 2017||July 2017||January 2018|
|Dean Hill||October 2016||February 2017||May 2017|
|Holehead||March 2016||June 2016||September 2016|
|High Moorsley||May 2016||July 2016||November 2016|
|Crug-Y||September 2016||November 2016||March 2017|
|Lewis||May 2017||August 2017||November 2017|
|Jersey||N/A||June 2016||September 2016|
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