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Wetterradar SWR-250

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
SWR 250

Figure 1: C-Band antenna

frequency: 5300 -5700 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 250 - 1180 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.8 - 2.0 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 250 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 480 km
range resolution:
beamwidth: < 1°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 0...5 U/min

Wetterradar SWR-250

The SWR system is a Doppler radar system primarily used for the detection, processing and display of weather phenomena with the objective of generating advance warning of potentially threatening weather. It provides common weather radar requirements and simplifies the ability to detect, locate and track severe weather systems. The system provides quantitative reflectivity/precipitation information on weather targets within 240 nautical miles (480 km) of the radar antenna and also provides quantitative mean radial velocity and spectral width (turbulence) information on weather targets within 60 nautical miles (120 Km) of the radar antenna.