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BridgeMaster E

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: BridgeMaster 9 ft. S-Band antenna

Figure 1: BridgeMaster 9 ft. S-Band antenna

Specifications
frequency: 3 050 MHz
S-Band
9 410 MHz
X-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 1 760 or 785 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.05, 0.25 or 0.75 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 30 kW10 or 25 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 96 NM (≙ 192 km)
range resolution: 35 m
accuracy:
beamwidth: 2°or 2.8°1°, 1.3° or 2°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 28 or 45 min-1
MTBCF:
MTTR:

BridgeMaster E

BridgeMaster E is a maritime navigation and surveillance radar system for commercial or military use. It is available with a choice of X-Band or S-Band antennas in an array of sizes with masthead or bulkhead transceivers. X-Band antennas are available in the sizes of 4 ft. (1.2 m), 6 ft. (1.8 m), and 8 ft. (2.4 m). The nominal vertical beamwidth is 24 degrees. S-Band antennas are available in the sizes of 9 ft. (2.7 m) or 12 ft. (3.5 m). Its nominal vertical beamwidth is 30 degrees. The pulse generator is in semiconductor technology in transceivers of both frequency bands with pulse forming network, which drives a magnetron.

BridgeMaster E has evolved from Decca’s track record of over 50 years of commercial marine radar technology. Since its introduction in 1999, BridgeMaster E has been supplied to all the major navies and coast guards around the world including the UK Royal Navy, US Navy and French Navy. A BridgeMaster variant has been adopted by the UK Royal Navy as the Type 1008 navigation radar. In 2006 the VisionMaster FT series of marine radars replaced the aging BridgeMaster E series.

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