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|
|peak power:||500 kW|
|instrumented range:||160 miles|
|beamwidth:||3.4 to 4 degrees|
|hits per scan:|
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.