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TRS 2210 “Matador”

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: TRS 2210 “Matador”

frequency: S band
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 500 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 5.8 µs
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 1.8 MW
average power: 8 kW
instrumented range: 155 NM (≙ 300 km)
range resolution:
beamwidth: 1,5°
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 5 rpm

TRS 2210 “Matador”

The TRS 2210 “Matador” is a tactical 3D air surveillance radar operating in S band. It detects a fighter aircraft with a radar cross section of 1 to 2 m² at a range of 130 NM (≙ 240 km).

The compact antenna consists of a single curved parabolic reflector fed from a system of 40 horn radiators mounted one above the other. Three frequencies are generated simultaneously by three magnetrons, each with 600 kW pulse power, which is distributed to the horn radiators according to a fixed temporal schedule. As a result, three antenna radiation patterns with half-power beamwidths of 1.5° by 1.9° are generated simultaneously, enabling elevation angle measurement with an accuracy of 1.4°.

The TRS 2210 “Matador” was presented at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Paris-Le Bourget on May 27, 1971.