Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics
Figure 1: MM/SPQ-5
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|peak power:||2 MW|
|instrumented range:||200 NM (≙ 370 km)|
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MM/SPQ-5 was an operating in the X-Band maritime surface surveillance radar, which was developed as an OTH experimental radar for the study of a wave propagation using ducting.
The antenna was a symmetrical parabolic antenna with a diameter of 3 meters with a hyperbolic Cassegrain auxiliary reflector. The parabolic reflector was much larger than necessary, resulting in extremely small side lobes. The transmitter and receiver were mounted directly on the antenna.