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DWSR 88

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Antenna of DWSR 88S

Figure 1: Antenna of DWSR 88S

Specifications
DWSR 88SDWSR 88C
frequency: 2 700 … 2 900 MHz
(S-Band)
5 450 … 5 825 MHz
(C-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 250 Hz, or
600 … 1 200 Hz
1063 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.8 and 2 µs0.8 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 550 kW250 kW
average power: 425 W220 W
instrumented range: 480 km240 km
range resolution: 125 m
accuracy:
beamwidth: 2.1°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

DWSR 88

DWSR 88 (Doppler Weather Surveillance Radar, putting into service in 1988) is operating in either S-Band or C-Band weather radar.

These radar sets were used widely and are still in operation, especially in Asia, after several modernizations. The German Weather Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst) also maintains four of these radar sets in the C-band version at the locations Berlin, Essen, Hamburg and Munich (as of 2011). At the other locations, these radars were initially replaced by the Meteor 360, later by the DWSR 2501C and DWSR 5001C.