Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/MPS-39
|frequency:||5.4 … 6.9 GHz
|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
|peak power:||1 MW|
|average power:||5 kW|
|instrumented range:||8000 km|
|hits per scan:|
AN/MPS-39 “MOTR” (Multiple Object Tracking Radar) is operating in the 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.