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AN/SPS-16

Description of the radar set, tactical-technical characteristics

Figure 1: AN/SPS-16

Figure 1: AN/SPS-16

Specifications
frequency: 1 250 … 1 350 MHz
(L-band)
pulse repetition time (PRT):
pulse repetition frequency (PRF): 400 Hz
pulsewidth (τ): 2.4 µs
receiving time:
dead time:
peak power: 500 kW
average power:
instrumented range: 200 NM (≙ 370 km)
range resolution:
accuracy:
beamwidth:
hits per scan:
antenna rotation: 0 … 15 rpm
MTBCF:
MTTR:

AN/SPS-16

AN/SPS-16 was operating in the L-band shipborne air surveillance radar.

The single-curved parabolic reflector had a width of 4.9 m. The antenna was also used for the secondary radar (IFF).

The radar dates from the early 1950s. It was not widely used.