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AN/TPS-48

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

Figure 1: AN/TPS-48

Figure 1: AN/TPS-48

Specifications
frequency: E-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 242 mi (≙ 388 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/TPS-48

The AN/TPS-48 was a highly mobile tactical ground radar set, operating in E-Band, designed for simultaneous long range search and height finding in a severe jamming environment.

The AN/TPS-48 used an antenna with Stacked Beam Cosecant Squared Pattern. The radar receivers use IF amplifiers with a logarithmic characteristic. The bandwidth of the receivers is switchable against active jamming. The radar signal processing includes an MTI- and the “Dicke Fix”- processing. The height system utilizes an analog computer and a digital evaluation system for providing an accurate target height.

The first radar of this type become operational in the US- Air Force on 4 December 1967.[1] This AN/TPS-48 was a transition radar to be replaced by the AN/TPS-43.

Sources and ressorces:

  1. Department of the Air Force, United States Air Force Statistical Digest, Fiscal Year 1968, Washington, 30 September 1968 (23. Edition)
Picture gallery of AN/TPS-48

Figure 2: AN/TPS-48