Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
|frequency:||1 220 … 1 350 MHz|
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||360 … 380 … 400 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||2.7 µs|
|peak power:||500 kW|
|average power:||500 W|
|instrumented range:||160 miles|
|accuracy:||Range: ±(3% + 1 NM)|
|beamwidth:||3.4 to 4 degrees|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||1 … 15 rpm|
The AN/TPS-1E was lightweight portable search radar developed during World War II to provide early warning of enemy air attacks. They were intended for short-range surveillance as gap-fillers and for the designaltion of targets for anti-aircraft units (e.g. NIKE Hercules units of German Bundeswehr). These radars were used until the 1990s.
The AN/TPS-1 was developed by Bell Telephone laboratories from a wartime original through 'B' and 'C' variants. It was later manufactured by Western Electric; now p.o. Lockheed Martin. Some sets are manufactured under license by Microlambda (Italy), now Selex Sistemi Integrati.
Sources and ressorces:
- Galati Gaspare: ''100 Years of Radar'' Springer Verlag, 1st ed. 2016 (28. September 2015), ISBN 978-3-319-00583-6, S.205 (online preview)