Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/TPS-33
|frequency:||9 345 … 9 405 MHz
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||1 600 Hz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.4 µs|
|peak power:||<7 kW|
|average power:||4 W|
|instrumented range:||20 km|
|hits per scan:|
AN/TPS-33 is operating in X-Band ground surveillance radar with an acoustic output of Doppler frequencies. The radar detects moving objects within the line of sight up to a distance of 18 to 20 km. It consists of a rotatable antenna, an antenna drive, and the transmitter/receiver block on an antenna turntable. The radar can be mounted on vehicles or operating on a tripod. The antenna could be electrically rotated 90° to use the broader vertical antenna pattern (half-power beamwidth 10°) for horizontal reconnaissance.
The radar was deployed in the 1960s and remained in service until the late 1980s.