www.radartutorial.eu www.radartutorial.eu Card Index of Radar Sets - Ancient Radars


Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics Описание; Основные тактико-технические характеристики (Базы данных)

Figure 1: AN/FPS-8

frequency: 1280 - 1380 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):  
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 360 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 3 µs
receive time:  
dead time:  
peak power:  
average power:  
instrumented range:  
range resolution: ¼ nautical mile
beamwidth: 2.5 degrees
hits per scan:  
antenna rotation: 0 to 10 rpm.


The AN/FPS-8 is a medium power D-Band search radar designed for aircraft control and early warning, and is installed at commercial airports and military bases both in the United States and overseas.

In most installations the antenna is exposed, being mounted on a temperate tower. For severe environmental conditions, the AN/FPS-8 is self-contained in an arctic tower with a protective radome. Over the years improvements have been made to the basic AN/FPS-8, culminating in the present version whose nomenclature is AN/FPS-88 (V). The AN/FPS-8 also has two mobile versions: the AN/MPS-11 and the AN/MPS-11A.

The AN/FPS-8 is currently operational in a number of countries around the world. Over 200 produced. No longer in production.