Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Coastwatcher 10
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):|
|peak power:||50 kW|
|instrumented range:||40 NM (≙ 74 km)|
|range resolution:||12 m|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||18 … 22 min⁻¹|
|MTBCF:||> 5 000 hrs|
Coastwatcher 10 is operating in X-Band low-cost, small to medium range coastal surveillance radar designed for unmanned round the clock operation. The Coast Watcher 10 detection algorithm is implemented on a Furuno antenna permitting high performances and availability. It is associated with a COTS hardware-based processing allowing the best performance/cost ratio.
The power of the transmitter is generated by a magnetron.