Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: Type 983 height-finder
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||500 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.7 or 1.9 µs|
|peak power:||500 kW|
|instrumented range:||130 km|
|beamwidth:||β= 5°; ε= 2.1°|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||7 min⁻¹|
Type 983 is operating in S-Band accurate height finding radar. When not required for height finding it can be used for providing surface and low air warning. The antenna type AQT weighs approximately 7 tons. The reflector measures 14 ft 6" height by 5 ft wide. The turn table is triaxially stabilized to 6 minutes of arc.
This height-finder was used at the Centaur-class aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy.