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AN/SPS-46(V1)

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/SPS-46(V1)

Figure 1: AN/SPS-46(V1)

Specifications
frequency: X-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 10 NM (≙ 18 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/SPS-46(V1)

AN/SPS-46(V1) is operating in X-Band naval precision approach radar which is used on aircraft carriers of the United States Navy.

It uses the principle of a target tracking radar. To guide two aircraft simultaneously, it uses two independent antennas, each with a radar front-end.

The AN/SPS-46(V3) version additionally uses a high-resolution electronic camera and has been equipped with significantly improved electronics below deck.