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

Figure 1: AN/TPS-1E Antennenfahrzeug
(Courtesy Manfred Pahlkötter)

frequency: 1220 to 1350 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):  
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 360…380…400 pps
pulsewidth (τ): 2 µs
receive time:  
dead time:  
peak power: 500 kW
average power:  
instrumented range: 160 miles
range resolution:  
beamwidth: 3.4 to 4 degrees
hits per scan:  
antenna rotation:  


The AN/TPS-1E was lightweight portable search radar developed during World War II to provide early warning of enemy air attacks. They were intended for short-range surveillance as gap-fillers and for the designaltion of targets for anti-aircraft units (e.g. NIKE Hercules units of German Bundeswehr). These radars were used until the 1990s.

The AN/TPS-1 was developed by Bell Telephone laboratories from a wartime original through 'B' and 'C' variants. It was later manufactured by Western Electric; now p.o. Lockheed Martin. Some sets are manufactured under license by Microlambda (Italy), now Selex Sistemi Integrati.