Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Antenna pedestal AB-584/SPS-29
|frequency:||215 … 225 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||290 … 310 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||10 µs|
|peak power:||750 kW|
|instrumented range:||250 NM (≙ 463 km)|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||7.5 or 15 rpm|
AN/SPS-29 is an early coherent shipborne air defense radar operating in VHF-Band. The transmitter works on 9 different crystall-controlled frequencies in its band. Its bandwidth is 1 MHz. The power amplifier transmitter is a cavity amplifier with a watercooled Tetrode and is fed by a four-stage Tetrode driver amplifier fitted with the standard tubes 4X150A.
The antenna looking like a “bedspring” is a system of 28 folded dipoles mounted in front of a rectangular common reflector. The antenna assembly is mounted on a rotatable pedestal and forms a radiation pattern having a 25.6° vertical beamwidth and 19° horizontal beamwidth.
- US Navy Shipboard Electronic Equipments NAVSHIPS 10794-C 1969