Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Mira-35
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||2.5 … 10 kHz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.1 … 0.4 µs|
|peak power:||30 kW|
|average power:||60 W|
|instrumented range:||58.8 km|
|range resolution:||15 … 60 m|
|beamwidth:||0.6° or 0.3°|
|hits per scan:|
Mira-35 (formerly named MIRA-36) is a Ka-Band magnetron-based Cloud Radar with high sensitivity allowing to observe even light clouds. It is designed for unattended long-term operation. Several antenna sizes can be installed stationary or in a trailer as mobile platforms.
In the basic version the antenna lies on a horizontal surface and radiates only upwards. The antenna is a Cassegrain type with a diameter of 1 or 2 m. It uses linear polarization on transmit, co and cross polarized signals are received simultaneously. MIRA-35 can be mounted on a pedestal allowing elevation and azimuth scanning within zenith angles from -90 to +90° and azimuth angles from 0 to 360° (continuous rotations).