Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: W-160 without radome
|frequency:||9.7 … 9.9 GHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||1 560 … 125 000 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.25 or 8 µs|
|peak power:||16 kW|
|instrumented range:||75 km|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||15, 20 and 25 min-1|
W-160 is operating in I-Band shipborne multifunction naval radar. The primary functions of the W-160 are the generation of accurate track data for effective fire-control and target illumination for surface-to-air missiles.
The W-160 employs technology developed for the AN/APG-66 and AN/APG-68 families of airborne fire-control radars. The W-160 consists of an antenna assembly and two equipment cabinets. The antenna assembly contains the parabolic antenna with a diameter of 1.22 m, using a monopulse feed with vertical polarization, pedestal and radome. The transmitter uses a Traveling Wave Tube. The receiver uses pulse compression with a compression ratio of 13:1 and a moving target indication with a 3-pulse canceller and an improvement factor of 57 dB.
The W-160 is an outdated technology that is still in use in the Taiwanese Navy.