US Radar Sets

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IEEE Frequency Bands
From To Band
3 MHz 30 MHz HF
30 MHz 300 MHz VHF
300 MHz 1 GHz UHF
1 GHz 2 GHz L
2 GHz 4 GHz S
4 GHz 8 GHz C
8 GHz 12 GHz X
12 GHz 18 GHz Ku
18 GHz 27 GHz K
27 GHz 40 GHz Ka
40 GHz 75 GHz V
75 GHz 110 GHz W
110 GHz 300 GHz mm
Maximum Unambiguous Radar Range
PRF Range
Meters
Range
Miles
Range
Nautical Miles
100 1,500,000 932 809
200 750,000 466 405
300 500,000 311 270
360 416,666 259 225
400 375,000 233 202
500 300,000 186 162
750 200,000 124 108
1000 150,000 93 81
Major U.S. Radar Sets (edit list)
Model Origin Company Type No. IEEE
Band
Frequency Prf Range Alt Notes
ARSR-1
A thru E
Raytheon Search 29 L 1280-1350MHz 360 170nmi 61k FAA-Obsolete
ARSR-2 Raytheon Search 18 L 1280-1350MHz 360 200nmi 61k FAA-Obsolete
ARSR-3
A thru D
Westinghouse Search 36 L 1250-1350MHz 310-365 250nmi 100k FAA-Obsolete
ARSR-4
A thru D
Westinghouse 3D Long Range 44 L 1215-1400MHz 216 Low Stack
72 High Stack
254nmi 100k FAA-Current
Minimally-attended Radar
CARSR FPS-20
ARSR-1
Raytheon Search 84 L 1.2-1.4 GHz 3 Staggered PRFs 200nmi 100k FAA-Current
Minimally-attended Radar
CPN-18 Bendix Search S 2700- 2900 mc 1500 53 nmi
CPS-4 MIT Height Finder S 2700-2900MHz 90nmi
CPS-5 GE Search L 1300MHz 400 60nmi 40k
CPS-6
A/B
GE Combo Limited
12+
S 2700-3019MHz 300-600 84nmi
165nmi
16k
45k
FPQ-16 GE SLBM-ICBM 1 UHF 442MHz 120 1,780nmi PARCS
FPS-3
A
Bendix Search 49+ L 1300MHz 440 220nmi 55k
FPS-4 TPS-10B RCA Height Finder X 9000-9160MHz 60nmi 10k
FPS-5 Hazeltine Search Limited
FPS-6
A/B
GE Height Finder 450~ S 2700-2900MHz 300-405 200nmi 75k
FPS-7
A/B/C/D
GE Search 33 Auth L 1250-1350MHz 244 270nmi 100k FD
FPS-8 GE Search 200+ L 1280-1350MHz 360 200nmi 40k
FPS-10 CPS-6B GE Combo 14+ S 2700-3019MHz 300-600 165nmi 45k Stripped down CPS-6B
FPS-14 Bendix Gap Filler 100~ S 2700-2900MHz 1200 65nmi Unattended Radar
FPS-17 GE Missile Detection 3~ VHF 175-215MHz 30 2000+
FPS-18 Bendix Gap Filler 100~ S 2700-2900MHz 1200 65nmi Unattended Radar
FPS-19 TPS-1D Raytheon Search L 1220-1350 MHz 400 160nmi DEW-Line
FPS-20
A/B
FPS-3 Bendix Search 200+ L 1250-1350MHz 360 220nmi 65k
FPS-23 Motorola Gap Filler UHF 475-525MHz DEW-Line
FPS-24 GE Search 12 VHF 214-236MHz 278 250nmi FD
FPS-26
A
Avco Height Finder C 5400-5900MHz FD
FPS-27
A
Westinghouse Search 20 S 2322-2670MHz 333 220nmi 150k FD
FPS-28 Raytheon Search 1 S 410-690MHz FD
FPS-30 Bendix Search 4 UHF 570-630MHz 500 Greenland “DYE” sites
FPS-31 MIT Lincoln Labs Search 1 UHF 425Mhz 120' W x 16' H Antenna
on Jughead Hill West Bath, ME.
FPS-35 Sperry Search 12 UHF 420-450MHz 333 FD
FPS-64 FPS-20 Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz 360 FPS-20+GPA-102
FPS-65 FPS-20 Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz 360 FPS-20+GPA-103
FPS-66 FPS-20A Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz 360 FPS-20A+GPA-102
FPS-67
A/B
FPS-20A Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz 360 FPS-20A+GPA-103
FPS-80 GE Missile Detection UHF
L
FPS-87
A
FPS-20 Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz 360
FPS-89 FPS-6 GE Height Finder S 2700-2900MHz 300-405 110nmi
FPS-90 FPS-6 GE Height Finder S 2700-2900MHz 300-405 200nmi 75k
FPS-91 FPS-20 Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz
FPS-93 FPS-20 Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz Raytheon Modified
FPS-100 FPS-20 Bendix Search L 1250-1350MHz 350-370
FPS-107 Westinghouse Search L 1250-1350MHz 244
FPS-108 Raytheon Missile Detection L 1215-1400MHz 2000nmi~ Cobra Dane
FPS-115 Raytheon SLBM 4 UHF 420-450MHz 16 3,000nmi~ Pave Paws
FPS-116 FPS-6 GE Height Finder S
FPS-117 GE
Lockheed Martin
3D Long Range 32 L 1215-1400MHz 241 250nmi 100k North Warning System
Alaska JSS
Minimally-attended Radar
FPS-120 FPS-115 Raytheon SSPARS SSPARS
FPS-123 FPS-115 Raytheon SSPARS Pave Paws
FPS-124 Unisys 3D Gap Filler 42 L 1215-1400MHz 70nmi 15k North Warning System
Unattended Radar
FPS-126 FPS-115 Raytheon SSPARS
FPS-130 ARSR-4 Westinghouse 3D Long Range  ? L 1215-1400MHz 216 Low Stack
72 High Stack
254nmi 100k Mil Version of FAA
Minimally-attended Radar
FPS-132 FPS-115 Boeing SSPARS-UEWR UHF 3000 mi Pave Paws
FSS-7 FPS-26 Avco SLBM 7 C BMEWS-SLBM
GPS-3 FPS-8 GE Backup Search L 1280-1380 MHz 360 pps Medium 40k
MPS-4 Hazeltine Height Finder 6275-6575MHz 615-650 80nmi 40k
MPS-7 FPS-3 Bendix Search L 1300MHz 440 220nmi 55k Mobile Version of FPS-3
MPS-8 FPS-4 RCA Height Finder X 9000-9160MHz 60nmi 10k Mobile Version of FPS-4
MPS-11 FPS-8 GE Search L 1280-1350MHz 360 200nmi 40k Mobile Version of FPS-8
MPS-14 FPS-6 GE Height Finder S 2700-2900MHz 300-405 200nmi 75k Mobile Version of FPS-6
MPS-16
A/B
Avco Height Finder C 5200-5300MHz 360
SCR-268
T3/B/C
Signal Corps
Western Electric
Search Light Control 2,974 VHF 205 MHz 4098 50,000 Yds
SCR-270
SCR-271
Westinghouse Search 794 I 104-112 MHz 621 110mi 25k SCR-270 Mobile
SCR-271 Fixed
SCR-582 Radiation Labs Search 55 S 2.8 GHz 45nmi SCR-582 Low SCR-582 Fixed
SCR-584
A/B
Westinghouse
General Electric
Chrysler
Auto Tracking 3,825 S 2,700-2,800 MHz 1707 39.7 mi Search
18.2 mi Auto track
Mobile
SCR-588
A/B
CHL/GCI Research
Enterprises LTD
Search/GC/HFI VHF 209 MHz 300-700 105 S
45 GCI
25k
SCR-682 Radiation Labs Search 140 S 2.8 GHz 118nmi SCR-682A Low SCR-682 Mobile
Also used Fixed
TPS-1D TPS-1B Western Electric Search L 1220-1350MHz 360-400 160nmi 10k
TPS-10
A/D
RCA Height Finder X 9000-9160MHz 539 60nm
120nm
10k
60k
TPS-43 Westinghouse Combo 106+ S 2900-3100 MHz 250 243nm
FPS-502 Search Canadian
FPS-507 Height Finder Canadian
FPS-508 FPS-20 Search Canadian FPS-20
ISG-98 Height Finder Canadian
TPS-501 TPS-10A Height Finder Canadian
TPS-502 TPS-10D Marconi Height Finder  ? X 9230 to 9404MHz 539 60/120mi 60k Canadian TPS-10D

Sources:
* Winkler, David F., Searching the Skies: the Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program, USAF Hq Air Combat Command, 1997, 192 pages, Pdf
* Radomes - Radar Equipment
* Mobile Radar
* Thompson, Harris, Oakes & Terrett, The Signal Corps: the test (December 1941 to July 1943), Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1957 - World War, 1939-1945 - 621 pages, Pdf

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