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SNW 50

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: SNW 50

Figure 1: SNW 50

Specifications
frequency: 9 360 … 9 460 MHz
X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 333 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 2 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 40 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 200 NM (≙ 370 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 0.5°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 7, 10, 14, or 21 rpm
MTBCF:
MTTR:

SNW 50

SNW 50 was a very high powered weather radar operating in X-Band. The so called “Storm Warning Radar” was an attempt to use the 3 cm wave length for a long range weather radar.

Due to the high attenuation in this frequency range, this radar did not have any significant success on the market. Only very few exemplars were built.