Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: S 609
|frequency:||9 415 … 9 475 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||360 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||2 µs|
|peak power:||70 kW|
|instrumented range:||200 NM (≙ 370 km)|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||13 min-1|
The S 609 was an operating in X-Band low-cost weather radar made by Marconi.
The antenna was a symmetrical parabolic dish with a diameter of 6 ft (≙ 1.8 m) using a Cutler-feed. The transmitter was a magnetron type. The complete transmitting and receiving equipment was housed within the pedestal. The display may be separated up to 1000 ft (≙ 300 m) from the antenna site. Up to three PPI displays may be used, each with a CRT diameter of 12 inch (≙ 30.5 cm).