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AN/CPS-9

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

Figure 1: AN/CPS-9

Figure 1: AN/CPS-9

Specifications
frequency: 9 200 … 9 400 MHz
(X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 931 or 186 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.5 or 5 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 250 kW
average power: 230 W
instrumented range: 400 mi (≙ 644 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/CPS-9

The AN/CPS-9 is an early storm detection radar that utilizes a 2.44 m diameter parabolic reflector type antenna. It is the first radar system to be designed solely for weather purposes. Its receiver was linear, with a limited dynamic range.

The first operational CPS-9 was installed at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, on 20 June 1954.