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MP-RTIP

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: MP-RTIP under the UAV “Proteus”

Figure 1: MP-RTIP under the UAV “Proteus”

Specifications
frequency: X-Band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power:
average power:
instrumented range: 200 NM (≙ 370 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

MP-RTIP

MP-RTIP (Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program) is an airborne surveillance radar operating in X-Band for long-range surveillance of fixed and moving targets. The radar uses Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Air Track, Concurrent Moving Target Indication, Cued Search, and Ground High-Resolution Radar modes of operation. The MP-RTIP is designated AN/ZPY-2 in the U.S. Air Force.

The sensor consists of three main assemblies. These are the antenna, the radio frequency electronics, and the radar signal processor. The antenna is an active electronically scanned array (AESA), which consists of 1800 radiating elements. It can be mechanically rotated in the longitudinal axis to point either left or right of the flight direction.