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Star 2000

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: DFS- Terminal Area Radar Düsseldorf, view from the control tower
© 2008 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung

frequency: 2 700 … 2 900 MHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 10000 pps (short pulse)
850 to 1150 pps (long pulse)
pulsewidth (τ): 1 µsec and 75 µsec
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 15 or 28 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 60 or 80 NM
range resolution: 700 ft
beamwidth: 2.3 degrees
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 4 s (15 rpm) or 5s (12 rpm)

Star 2000

STAR-2000 (Solid-state Approach Radar) is a dedicated, solid-state, modular terminal approach radar which is suitable for both civilian and military air traffic control applications. The equipment incorporates a dedicated weather channel and its overall range capability can be extended from 60 nm (111 km) to 90 nm (167 km) through the use of incremental power increases. STAR-2000 configurations exist for stand-alone, Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR)/Identification Friend-or-Foe (IFF) associated or Mode S operation with the radar’s data output format being configurable to match all transmission formats.

In summary, the radar’s manufacturer cites its main features being the following:

Picture gallery of THALES ATC-Radar STAR-2000

Figure 2: Radar Tower at Hamburg Airport
(Photo: Roland Prösch, www.frequencymanager.de)

Figure 3: Radartower Frankfurt/Main (Süd)
(50°1'32,797" N   8°33'9,431" O)

Figure 4: Turntable with the slipring unit and the two redundant driver motors.

Figure 5: Preview the data sheet of THALES