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AN/TPS-34

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: Double-walled radome for AN/TPS-34

Figure 1: Double-walled radome for AN/TPS-34

Specifications
frequency: 1 250 … 1 350 MHz
(L-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 295 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 6 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 2×(4 … 5 MW)
average power:
instrumented range: 250 NM (≙ 470 km)
range resolution: 0.5 NM (≙ 925 m)
accuracy:
beamwidth: 1.6°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 6 min⁻¹
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/TPS-34

AN/TPS-34 was an operating in L-Band tactical air surveillance radar. It has integral height-finding using the V beam principle.

There are two transmitters using separate horn feeds, one for the vertical beam and one for the slant beam. The shaped reflector is double-walled, made of fiberglass, with dual reflecting surfaces sensitive to polarized radiation. The polarization is horizontal for the vertical beam, and vertical for the slant beam. It is assembled from 22 component sections.

The radar was phased out in 1980-1981.


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