www.radartutorial.eu www.radartutorial.eu Card Index of Radar Sets - Weather Radars

MRL-5

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: MRL-5

Figure 1: MRL-5

Specifications
frequency: 9 595 ±15 MHz
(X-Band)
2 950 ±15 MHz
(S-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 250 … 1 000 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 1 or 2 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 250 kW800 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 300 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 0.5°1.5°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 0 … 6 min⁻¹
MTBCF: 5000 hrs1000 hrs
MTTR:

MRL-5

MRL-5 (Meteorological RadioLocator, kyrillisch: Метеорологический РадиоЛокатор МРЛ) is dual wavelength radar operating in S-Band (horizontal polarized ) and X-Band (vertical polarized). The radar is intended for tropical and subtropical climates.

It is a classical, non-coherent pulse radar with a magnetron per frequency band. In the S-band the antenna works as a Cassegrain antenna with a diameter of 4.5 m. The auxiliary mirror of the Cassegrain antenna has a diameter of 1.5 m and works also as main reflector for the X-band.