OVERVIEW: The AN/FPS-6 Radar was a fixed, long-range, nodding height finding radar operating in the "E" Band.
DETAILS: The AN/FPS-6 was noted for extreme accuracy at long range. The radar consisted of an antenna group, a transmitter group, a receiver group, and an ancillary group. Most fixed sites had a remote group, which allowed the control of the radar from inside the operations center. Also located in operations, was the anti-jam receivers. These receivers were fed with raw video from the tower receiver, and output several types of processed video to enable operators to see through jamming.
Frequency: 2.7-to-2.9 GHz (E Band) Power output: 3.6 kW(average); 3.5 MW (peak) PRF: 300-405 Hz Range Resolution: 300 m (range), unknown degrees azimuth On/Off time: unknown Deploy/Stow Time N/A Max Detection Ranges: 370 km
NOTES: The AN/FPS-6 radar was introduced into service in the late 1950s and served as the principal height-finder radar for the United States for several decades thereafter. It was also used by the Royal Air Force alongside their Type 80 radars. Built by General Electric, the S-band radar operated on a frequency of 2700 to 2900 MHz. Between 1953 and 1960, about 450 units of the AN/FPS-6 and the mobile AN/MPS-14 version were produced. Other user countries include Argentina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Israel, Spain and Norway. The AN/FPS-90 and AN/FPS-116 radars were identical to the AN/FPS-6 except for receiver modifications.
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