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ASTRE 2000

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Tower in Berlin-Tegel, a historical photo made by Katja Heinschel

Figure 1: ASTRE 2000 under a radome on the top of the tower in Berlin-Tegel

frequency: 15.7 bis 16.7 GHz
pulse repetition time (PRT): 122 Microseconds
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 8192 Hertzes
pulsewidth (τ): 40 Nanoseconds
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 22 to 24.9 kW
average power:
instrumented range:
range resolution:
beamwidth: β=0,33 Degrees   ε=3,5 Degrees
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 1 Second

Surface Movement Radar ASTRE 2000

The Surface Movement Radar ASTRE 2000 is (or was) installed at the locations Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Dublin, Edinburgh, Heathrow, Milan, Moscow, Orly, Prague, Stansted, Vienna and others.

Nowadays the Radom and the ASTRE 200 is decomposed on the control tower Berlin- Tegel (TXL) visibly over a long distance. Instead of this one a Scanter SMR antenna turns round.

Tower in Berlin-Tegel nowadays
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Figure 2: The TXL- tower in Berlin Tegel with a Scanter SMR Antenna