Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
|frequency:||5 450 … 5 825 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||625 … 650 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.25 µs (1.3 µs)|
|peak power:||190 kW (280 kW)|
|range resolution:||50 yds (275 yds)
≙ 46 m (≙ 250 m)
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||15 rpm|
The AN/SPS-10 was a medium range, C-Band surface search radar. It was used for the detection, ranging and tracking of surface contacts and to a limited extent, air contacts as well. Two dipoles for the attached IFF interrogator (AN/UPX-27) are located left and right of the feed horn. The original SPS-10 emitted 190 or 285 kW pulses. The next three versions used a more powerful 500 kW transmitter. SPS-10E/F versions offer a broader beamwidth of 1.9° · 16°.
This radar was retired from service at the end of 1998. The AN/SPS 10B was replaced by the AN/SPS 502 in some ships and kept the same antenna.
Picture gallery of AN/SPS-10
Figure 2: AN/SPS-37 radar mounted above the AN/SPS-10 radar aboard the docked Charles F. Adams class guided missile destroyer USS ROBISION (DDG-12), 7/1/1982