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W-160

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: W-160 without radome

Figure 1: W-160 without radome

Specifications
frequency: 9.7 … 9.9 GHz
(I-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 1 560 … 125 000 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.25 or 8 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 16 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 75 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 1.8°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 15, 20 and 25 min-1
MTBCF: 600 hrs
MTTR:

W-160

The W-160 is an operating in I-Band shipborne multifunction naval radar. The primary functions of the W-160 are the generation of accurate track data for effective fire-control and target illumination for surface-to-air missiles.

The W-160 employs technology developed for the AN/APG-66 and AN/APG-68 families of airborne fire-control radars. The W-160 consists of an antenna assembly and two equipment cabinets. The antenna assembly contains the parabolic antenna with a diameter of 1.22 m, using a monopulse feed with vertical polarization, pedestal and radome. The transmitter uses a Travelling Wave Tube. The receiver uses pulse compression with a compression ratio of 13:1 and a moving target indication with a 3-pulse canceller and an improvement factor of 57 dB.

The W-160 is an outdated technology that is still in use in the Taiwanese Navy.