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AN/MPS-29

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/MPS-29

Figure 1: AN/MPS-29

Specifications
frequency: 35 GHz
(K-band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 10 kHz
pulsewidth (τ): 0.05 µs
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 15 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 18 km
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 0.2°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation:
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/MPS-29

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.