Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: BSPS-1
|frequency:||9 320 … 9 500 MHz
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|peak power:||250 kW|
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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.