US Radar Sets

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IEEE Frequency Bands
From To Band Notes
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
Major U.S. Radar Sets (edit list)
Model Origin Company Type No. IEEE
Band
Frequency Prf Range Alt Notes
ARSR-1 Raytheon Search L 1280-1350MHz 360 170nmi FAA-Obsolete
ARSR-2 Raytheon Search L 1280-1350MHz 360 200nmi FAA-Obsolete
ARSR-3
D
Westinghouse Search L 1250-1350MHz 310-365 250nmi 100k FAA-Obsolete
ARSR-4
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 3D Long Range 84 L 1.2-1.4 GHz 3 Staggered PRFs 200nmi 100K FAA-Current
CPN-18 Bendix Search S 2700- 2900 mc 1500 53 nmi
CPS-4 MIT Height Finder S 2700-2900MHz 90nmi
CPS-5 GE/Bendix 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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