Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: SNW 50
|frequency:||9 360 … 9 460 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||333 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||2 µs|
|peak power:||40 kW|
|instrumented range:||200 NM (≙ 370 km)|
|hits per scan:|
|antenna rotation:||7, 10, 14, or 21 rpm|
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.