15 December 1965
ITEM NAME: RADAR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
AN/TPS-39(V)2, -39(V)4, -39(V)4A,
-39(V)4B, -39(V)4C -39(V)5,
-39(V)SA and -39(V55B
or greater than a man walking one 15 inch step per
second regardless of angle or aspect of approach, within
the reasonable range of limits normally expected of
Outdoor Equipment: -400C (-40PF) to
such targets. In addition, the systems shall provide
plus 60uC (plus 1400F) and does in-
reliable detection of an intruder prepositioned in a
sensitive area established on an operational missile site
Indoor Equipment: OOC (plus 320F) to
when such an intruder attempts to do useful work.
plus 52C (plus 1230F).
For the volumetric system AN/TPS-39(V)2, the area to
Winds: Operating - 52 knots with ice
be protected shall be contained within a 100 foot plus 10
and up to 75 knots without ice.
feet, minus 5 feet, diameter circle.
Ice Load: Operating - 1/2 inch of glaze
For the multiple-volumetric system AN/ TPS-39(V)4, -
ice measured radially to all exposed
39(V)5, -39(V)4B, -39(V)4C, the area to be protected
shall be that area within a square approximately 130
Snow: 30 inches of snow measured verti-
feet on a side. The effective height shall not be less
cally from the ground.
than six feet.
For the hybrid volumetric system
AN/TPS39(V)5, -39(V)SA, -39(V)5B, the area to be
protected shall be the same as AN/TPS-39(V)2. The
hybrid volumetric system will be used for peculiar on-
The AN/TPS-39(V) shall be on a flat,
site applications where, due to obstructions,
depressions, etc., an additional antenna is required.
Mounting: Components are of modular, integrated
RELATION TO SIMILAR EQUIPMEN'T
design to enable adaptibility for surveillance of
almost any configured area.
The AN/TPS-39(V) is not interchangeable with any
Cabling Requirements: Some installations require
existing like item in Air Force use.
direct burial of remote cables while others do not.
Direct burial cable shall consist of an inner cable
covered with nylon tape, a shield and an outer
Operating Power Requirements: 95 to 130v ac, 48 to
62 cycle, 1-ph.
Related Equipment: The AN/TPS-39(V) is used with,
but not part of, the Atlas Weapons System.
PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS AND PHYSICAL DATA
AN/TPS-39(V)2 (Volumetric) System
RF Preselector (Style A)
Annunciator Plug-In Module
Annunciator Power Supply