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AN/PPS-6

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/PPS-6

Figure 1: AN/PPS-6

Specifications
frequency: 9.0 … 9.5 GHz
(X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 1 800 … 2 200 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.26 µs (±0.04 µs)
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 100 W
average power:
instrumented range: 3 000 m
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/PPS-6

AN/PPS-6 is operating in X-Band non-coherent pulse Doppler portable battlefield surveillance radar, nicknamed the “People Finder”. The AN/PPS-6 was capable of tracking people, animals, and vehicles while being able to detect walking, running or crawling.

The antenna is a parabolic reflector with a Cutler feed. The transmitted RF power is generated by a magnetron of type Varian BLM-003.