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Volume 1
MIL-HDBK-162A
Section 1
15 December 1965
ITEM NAME: RADAR SET
TYPE: AN/TPS-44
these deficiencies by being lightweight, transportable by
and lightweight construction are used to minimize the
cargo aircraft or helicopter and truck, and capable of
size and the weight.
being set-up in two hours.
The AN/TPS-4,1 is designed to work with a separate
operations room; and, as such, the radar trigger, radar
video, rotation data, and IFF signals are all available for
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
remoting over 300-feet of cable. In addition, remote
control of certain radar functions are provided by means
Transmitting Power: One megw (peak)
of a remote control panel located in the operations
Frequency Band: 1250 to 1350 mc per sec (tunable)
room. This panel will control the several IF gain levels
Pulse Repetition Frequencies: OO pps,
and will control the insertion of selected receiver
533 pps, and 267 pps
circuits.
Antenna
Rotation: servo controlled
RELATION TO SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
Operating Speed: Any speed up to 15
rpm in winds of 25 knots; 6 rpm in
winds up to 52 knots
The AN/TPS-44 is based upon the development of
IFF Antenna: Intergral with the radar
horn
lightweight radar techniques which occurred first in the
Prime Power: 3-ph, 4-wire, 400 cyc, 20Lv
AN/UPS-I (an unsheltered surveillance radar) and later
in the AN/TPS-35 (a sheltered version, with remoteing
facilities). The development history of these radars
INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
extends over the past five years. While the AN/TPS-4.
retains the successful features of both these radars, it is
Related Equipment:  The AN/TPS-44 is designed for
an improved radar set which will provide increased radar
use with the Operations Central AN/TSQ-61 and the
coverage in both range and altitude on a one-square
AN/TSC-53 Communications Central which provide
meter target. The AN/TPS-44 has been designed to suit
the
necessary
radar
displays
and
radio
the particular requirements for a TAC FACP radar, as
communications equipment.
such it has a remoting capability and remote control
facilities for the FACP Operations Central; it has a
Weight:  The weight of the radar shelter with all
modern  solid-state  IFF  Interrogator  Set  offering
installed equipment will not exceed 3350 pounds in
increased reliability and performance; and it has a new,
transport condition. The pallet with its auxiliary
higher gain antenna which will fill in and extend the
equipment will not exceed 2B50 pounds. The cased
coverage over that of both the AN/UPS-1 and the
antenna will not exceed b00 pounds. The total
AN/TPS-35 radar sets.
weight of the radar and auxiliary equipment will be
less than 7000 pounds.
Existing TAC surveillance radars are heavy, not readily
deployable, and not easy to install. The AN/TPS-41 will
overcome
PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS AND PHYSICAL DATA
COMPONENT
QTY
HEIGHT
WIDTH
DEPTH
UNIT WT.
(Inches)
(Inches)
(Inches)
Receiver Group
1
Transmitter Group
1
Indicator Group
1
General Power Supply Group
1
Antenna Group
I
Interrogator Group
1
Test Group
1
Miscellaneous Group
1
REFERENCE DATA AND LITERATURE: AFSC Form b1 dated 6 Jul 65 for
Radar Set AN/TPS-44.
AN/TPS-44: 2
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