Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/TPS-78 antenna
|frequency:||2 800 … 3 100 MHz|
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):|
|instrumented range:||240 NM (445 km)|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||10 r.p.m.|
|MTBCF:||> 3 000 h|
|MTTR:||< 0.5 h|
AN/TPS-78 is a long-range S-Band air surveillance radar designed for detection of high-speed and high-altitude targets in challenging environmental conditions.
The AN/TPS-78 phased array antenna is 2.5 meters high and 5.5 meters wide. It uses a stacked beam architecture and digital beam forming. to provide superior full-time, full-volume coverage of all targets at any azimuth position. The AN/TPS-78 cancel clutter from heavy ground returns, and rain/chaff through the use of Moving Target Indicator (MTI) and Moving Target Detection (MTD) processing.
All AN/TPS-78 electronics including the transmitter are packaged in a single 14-foot (4.3 m) ISO shelter which accompanies the antenna. The complete system can be transported in a single standard C-130 aircraft. AN/TPS-78 is in use with the U.S. Air Force and a variety of customers worldwide.
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