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AN/MPS-4

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/MPS-4, here used as weather radar

Figure 1: AN/MPS-4, here used as weather radar

Specifications
frequency: 6 275 … 6 575 MHz
(C-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 615 … 650 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.37 or 1.3 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 140 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 80 mi (≙ 128 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: β= 3.8° ;ε= 0.8°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/MPS-4

AN/MPS-4 was operating in C-Band mobile height finder.

The MPS-4 height-finder was operational in 1952. Its height determination was not adapted to the curvature of the earth, whereby the error became too large with increasing range. It was replaced by the AN/MPS-16 end of the 1950s and was then often used for meteorological experiments.

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