Accession Number : AD0341309

Title :   OPERATIONAL EVALUATION OF RADAR SETS AN/MPQ 16:AN/TPQ-8

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONIC PROVING GROUND FORT HUACHUCA AZ

Report Date : DEC 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The results of an operational evaluation of the AN/MPQ-16, S-band, tracking radar and AN/TPQ-8, X-band, noise jammer operating against bombing navigational radar system AN/APS-23 in USAF medium jet bombers of the B-47E type are pre sented in this report. The AN/MPQ-16 has track ing capability, rarely achieved in the current tests, in excess of 100,000 yds; the AN/TPQ-8 is capable of completely blanking (Condition 5) the fixed-frequency airborne radar scope to a distance of 100,000 yds. The average effective tracking range attained with the AN/MPQ-16 was only 60,000 yds because of inaccuracy and time lag in the relay of early-warning information and a wide variation in operator efficiency. The average effective range of the AN/TPQ-8 jammer was reduced to 46,000 yds because of its depen dence on the tracking radar. The average effec tive was increased to 53,000 yds when manual tracking was used by the jammer operator. This method however, is unacceptable since jamming becomes sporadic. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR JAMMING, EFFECTIVENESS), (*RADAR TRACKING, EFFECTIVENESS), RADAR, RANGE FINDING, EFFECTIVENESS, VULNERABILITY (U) SEARCH RADAR, JET BOMBERS, AIRBORNE.

Subject Categories : Radar Countermeasures
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE