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AN/MPQ-29

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/MPQ-29

Figure 1: AN/MPQ-29

Specifications
frequency: 8 500 … 9 600 MHz
(X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 2 or 4 kHz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.25 or 0.5 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: 40 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 50 NM (≙ 92 km)
range resolution:
accuracy: 20 m; 0.06°
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/MPQ-29

AN/MPQ-29 was operating in X-Band tracking radar to control the battlefield reconnaissance drone Northrop SD-1. It used the frequency-tunable magnetron type 2J51. The antenna used the mode conical scan for target tracking.

The radar was developed at the end of the 1950s.