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AN/TPS-33

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/TPS-33

Figure 1: AN/TPS-33

Specifications
frequency: 9 345 … 9 405 MHz
(X-Band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 1 600 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.4 µs
receive time:
dead time:
peak power: <7 kW
average power: 4 W
instrumented range: 20 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/TPS-33

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.