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Atlas 9600M

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Atlas 9600M, S-band antenna

Figure 1: Atlas 9600M, S-band antenna

Specifications
frequency: 3 050 MHz
(S-Band)
9 375 MHz
(X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 30 kW24 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 25 NM (≙ 46 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 1.7º1.5º or 0.9°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 23 rpm
MTBCF:
MTTR:

Atlas 9600M

Atlas 9600M is operating in S-Band and (or) in X-Band operating navigation radar system*) with extensive data processing and display peripherals including ECDIS.

The transmitters generate both a short transmitting pulse for shorter ranges and a long transmitting pulse for maximum range. The S-band antenna is a 4.3 m wide waveguide slot antenna. For X-band, either 1.7 m or 2.6 m wide waveguide slot antennas could be used. All of these radar antennas use linear horizontal polarization.

The additional use of the S-band has the advantage that radar navigation is possible even when heavy rain makes the X-band (more accurate in better weather) too attenuated by the rain and therefore unusable.