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Weather Radar Meteor 500C and Meteor 500S

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Antenna CLP10
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Figure 1: Antenna CLP10

Meteor 500 CMeteor 500 S
frequency: 5.45 - 5.82 GHz   2.7 - 2.9 GHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 200 - 1200 Hz250 - 1200 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0,5 - 2 µs0,8 - 2 µs
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 250 kW600 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 500 km
range resolution: 62,5 m62.5 m
antenna rotation: 10 … 30 s10 … 30 s

Weather Radar Meteor 500C and Meteor 500S

The powerful, high-precision Meteor 500 Doppler radar is particularly used in tropical regions with extremely heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms providing reliable, high-resolution data at real-time equivalent update rates to support online weather analysis and short - term forecasting.

Meteor 500 C (former so-called “ C-band”) 5,45 - 5,82 GHz
Meteor 500 S (former so-called “ S band”) 2,7 - 2,9 GHz
Notice: S band radars (frequencies are so-called E-band now) are used in the tropics because they can see beyond a severe storm

The METEOR 500 is using a magnetron- based transmitter, coherent-on-receive Doppler technique and a digital receiver.