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Meteor 1600C/S<

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Antenne CLP05
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Figure 1: Antenne CLP10

Meteor 1600 C Meteor 1600 S
frequency: 5,45 - 5,82 GHz    2,7 - 2,9 GHz
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 1300 Hz  …  300 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0,4 µs  …  3,3 µs
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 250 kW 750 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 115 km  …  1000 km
range resolution: 100 m  …  500 m
beamwidth: 0,55°  …  2°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 0,2  …  6 rpm

Meteor 1600C/S<

Meteor 1600 C is a weather radar in C-band developed by Gematronik. It is equipped with an effective clutter filter to operate at low elevation angles under the influence of fixed target clutter. Meteor 1600 S is the S band version of the same radar. It was developed to provide comparable range in subtropical climates. In this frequency range, the attenuation of electromagnetic waves within heavy rainfall is not as strong as in the C-band.

A coherent klystron transmitter is used in both versions. Three different parabolic antennas with different reflector diameters are available. Both variants operate either with linear horizontal polarization for the measuring of reflectivity and radial velocity (Doppler) or as polarimetric radar for the additional detection of the type of precipitation.


Picture gallery of Meteor 1600C and 1600S

Figure 2: Meteor 1600 C on the Kapildui in the Montes de Vitoria, Álava, Spain
(42°46'55.549" N   2°35'5.38" W)