Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/MPQ-10
U.S. Army Signal Corps
Sperry Corporation (1910-1986)
|frequency:||2 700 … 2 860 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||1100 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.8 µs|
|peak power:||200 kW|
|average power:||180 W|
|instrumented range:||10 km|
|hits per scan:|
AN/MPQ-10 and AN/MPQ-10A are lightweight, operating in S-Band transportable radar sets designed to locate the track mortar and artillery shells. The antenna used the principle of conical scan. When used with associated recording or computing equipment, the radar set can be used to locate the point of origin and point of impact of the missiles.
The AN/MPQ-10A (made by Sperry) differs from the AN/MPQ-10 (made by SCR) primarily in the type of altitude computer system used. The AN/MPQ-10A uses an electrical type altitude computer instead of the mechanical resolver computer used in the AN/MPQ-10.
This radar is the successor of the SCR 584 and was designed before the end of World War II. It was used in Korea war. It was later replaced by the more modern AN/MPQ-4.
- Military Standardization Handbook United States Radar Equipment Manual TM 11-487C-1 1965, p. 400ff