Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Meteor 50DX (with removed radome)
|frequency:||9.36 … 9.38 or
9.30 … 9.35 GHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||250 … 2 500 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.33 … 2.0 or
0.83 … 3.3 µs
|peak power:||75 kW|
|instrumented range:||120 km|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||1 … 6 rpm;|
3 rpm (typical)
Meteor 50DX is operating in the X-Band dual polarized weather radar (simultaneous transmission and reception, STAR). The Meteor 50DX can be used for regional campaigns in hydrological forecasting and scientific research, as a gap-filler in existing meteorological networks or to fulfil general meteorological functions. It uses a magnetron-type transmitter. The radar uses the meteorological Software Rainbow 5. A complete volume scan is created within 10 minutes.
The mobile solution is based on a trailer, which fulfills EU directives for street hangers (weight, height, width). The towing weight of this trailer is < 2.8 tons (i.e.: the trailer can be moved by most SUV Sport Utility Vehicles, SUV). The trailer also contains a generator for an independent power supply.
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