Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: AN/MPS-29
|pulse repetition time (PRT):|
|pulse repetition frequency (PRF):||10 kHz|
|pulsewidth (τ):||0.05 µs|
|peak power:||15 kW|
|instrumented range:||18 km|
|hits per scan:|
AN/MPS-29 is operating in the K-Band non-coherent combat search and surveillance radar developed, tested, and evaluated by Georgia Tech during 1957-1960.
The scanning antenna for the AN/MPS-29 consisted of a geodesic Luneberg lens for azimuthal collimation and a modified parabolic cylinder for vertical collimation and beam shaping. The antenna was mounted on the pedestal and trailer of one of the early AN/MPQ-4 radars.
This radar also received an experimental modification for 70 GHz at which the antenna is only half the size. This research was an important contribution to later radar applications in the automotive industry.