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BSPS-1

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: BSPS-1

Figure 1: BSPS-1

Specifications
frequency: 9 320 … 9 500 MHz
(X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF):
pulsewidth (τ):
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 250 kW
average power:
instrumented range:
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 1.6°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

BSPS-1

BSPS-1 was operating in X-Band, dual purpose meteorological radar designed specifically for United States weather service. It operated in both an automatic tracking mode for upper wind finding using the conical scan, and in a plan position indicator/range height indicator mode for general weather surveillance. To determine upper wind speed and direction, the BSPS-1 automatically tracked balloon-borne targets in range and elevation, and azimuth angles. This radar included for naval use a vertical reference and data stabilization to compensate for pitch and roll.

The BSPS-1 was designed by Bendix Radio in 1963-64 for the United States Coast Guard to collect data for the U.S. Weather Bureau.