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AN/TPQ-47

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/TPQ-47

Figure 1: AN/TPQ-47

Specifications
frequency: S-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 300 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: β= 0.9° ;ε= 0.6°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/TPQ-47

AN/TPQ-47 is operating in S-Band artillery locating radar is an extremely advanced derivative of the combat-proven AN/TPQ-37 firefinder radar. This was to be a new transportable, ground countermortar tactical radar for weapon location that would have replaced the AN/TPQ-37(V). It was given the popular name Phoenix Battlefield Sensor System (PBS²).

It is a computer-controlled, electronically scanned radar that uses a “fence” of pencil-shaped beams that sweep several times a second along a 90-degree sector of the horizon.

Through 2004, two prototype systems had been produced. The production was cancelled in 2005.