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AN/TPS-41

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/TPS-41

Figure 1: AN/TPS-41

Specifications
frequency: 8 500 … 9 600 MHz
(X-band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 200, 400 or 800 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 1 or 5 µs
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 250 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 150 mi (≙ 240 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth: 1.5°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 5 rpm
MTBCF: 1 000 hrs
MTTR:

AN/TPS-41

AN/TPS-41 was operating in X-band mobile military storm detection radar.

The antenna is a truncated parabolic reflector with a diameter of 5 feet. AN/TPS-41 uses a single scope using a 7-inch cathode ray tube for either PPI or RHI display. The transmitter was fitted with a magnetron of type SFD-304, later of type SFD-375 with higher pulse power of 475 kW.

Sources:

  1. Robbiani, Raymond L., “Tactical Field Demonstration of Mobile Weather Radar Set AN/TPS-41 at Fort Rucker, Alabama,” ECOM-5572, August 1975.