Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics Описание; Основные тактико-технические характеристики (Базы данных)
Figure 1: The Pilar Radar Station AN/FPS-88 (Portugal)
|frequency:||1280 - 1380 MHz|
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||360 Hz|
|peak power:||1 MW|
|average power:||1.1 kW|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||5 and 10 r.p.m.|
AN/FPS-88 is an improved version of the FPS-8 radar which offers enhanced range performance and upgraded signal processing. The radar features a high-gain antenna, circular polarisation, dual channel operation, a parametric amplifier receiver, and a radar signal processor with some ECCM capability. There is also provision for using the main antenna as an identification friend-or-foe radiator.
The AN/FPS-88 was operational from 1966 to 1996 in Paços de Ferreira (Portugal) on the Serra do Pilar.
Picture gallery of AN/FPS-88
Figure 2: Radar position on the Serra do Pilar (Portugal)
historical photo with AN/FPS-88
(41°17'26.23" N 8°25'33.24" W)