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AN/MPS-39

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/MPS-39

Figure 1: AN/MPS-39

Specifications
frequency: 5.4 … 6.9 GHz
(C-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 10 … 1280 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.25; 0.5; 1 µs;
3.125; 12.5; 50 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 1 MW
average power: 5 kW
instrumented range: 8000 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 1.05°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/MPS-39

AN/MPS-39 “MOTR” (Multiple Object Tracking Radar) is operating in C-Band precision instrumentation system designed to support range safety, weapon development, operational test and evaluation, and training exercises involving multiple participants.

AN/MPS-39 is a phased array radar, capable of simultaneously tracking up to 40 objects within a scan volume of 60 degrees by 60 degrees. It is capable of tracking a six-inch sphere to range in excess of 120 km.

The radar replaced the AN/FPS-16. Each MPS-39 was worth $36 million when they were built in the mid-1980s.