Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: RDR-4B
|frequency:||9 345 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||380, 1600 or 6000 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||2 or 6 or 18 µs|
|peak power:||125 kW|
|instrumented range:||320 NM (≙ 590 km)|
|beamwidth:||3.3° or 3.8°|
|hits per scan:|
RDR-4B was operating in X-Band airborne navigation and weather radar with forward-looking windshear detection. Two antenna sizes were available. Honeywell introduced later the first weather radar featuring an automatic antenna tilt computation named “Autotilt”.
The radar was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1995. Over 6 000 units were in service worldwide. The successor was the RDR 4000 from Honeywell.