AN/APS Series Radars

(Updated 13 February 2013)

AN/APS-2 (SCR-717)

IEEE Band: S Band (3300 MHz)
NATO Band: F Band
Peak Power: 50 kilowatts

AN/APS-3

IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Power: 35 kilowatts

Notes: Also U.S. Navy AN/ASD-1.

AN/APS-4

IEEE Band: X Band (9200-9500 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Power: 35 kilowatts

Notes: Also U.S. Navy ASD and ASH.

AN/APS-5 or 6

Notes: Also U.S. Navy AIA-1. Used on F6F Hellcat.

AN/APS-10

IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Power: 10 kilowatts

AN/APS-13 (SCR-718)

Manufacturer: RCA
Type of Radar: Fighter Tail Warning Radar
IEEE Band: L Band (410-420 MHz)
NATO Band: B Band
Peak Power: 450 Watts
Range: 0.39 nautical miles (800 Yards)

AN/APS-15

Type of Radar: Bombing Radar
IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Peak Power: 24 kW

Notes: Also the RAF's H2S.

AN/APS-19

Manufacturer: Sperry/Lavoie
Type of Radar: Search/Interception Radar
IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Peak Power: 40 kW

Notes: Used on F3D-1. Combined AN/APS-4 and AN/APS-6.

AN/APS-20

Type of Radar: Airborne AEW Radar
IEEE Band: S Band (2880 MHz)
NATO Band: E Band
Peak Power: 750 kW?
Average Power: 500 kW?
Maximum Range: 250 Miles (On a good day)

AN/APS-20E

Type of Radar: Airborne AEW Radar
IEEE Band: S Band (2880 MHz)
NATO Band: E Band
Peak Power: 1.75 megawatts
Detection Example 1: 2,000 ton destroyer at 200 nautical miles (maximum range detectable at)
Detection Example 2: Fighter at 65 nautical miles (maximum range detectable at)
Detection Example 3:
Medium Bomber at 85 nautical miles (maximum range detectable at)
Maximum Instrumented Range: 200 Miles

Notes: Data from MIL-R-6993A Specification

AN/APS-23

IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band

AN/APS-31

Type of Radar: Search/Navigational
IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Peak Power: 52 kW

Notes: Improved AN/APS-30.

AN/APS-45

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
Type of Radar: Air Search Height Finder Only
IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Power: 400 kW
Maximum Range: 150 Miles (On a good day)

AN/APS-62

Manufacturer: Lavois
Type of Radar: Airship Radar
IEEE Band: X Band (9375 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Peak Power: 425 kilowatts
Range: 200 miles

AN/APS-70

Manufacturer: General Electric
Type of Radar: AEW Radar
IEEE Band: P Band (425 MHz)
NATO Band: B Band
Peak Power: 2 megawatts
Range: 200 miles

AN/APS-80

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
Type of Radar: AEW Radar
IEEE Band: X Band (8500-9600 MHz)
NATO Band: I Band
Peak Power: 143 kilowatts
Sensitivity: -107 dBm minimum detectable signal

Notes: Some information from MIL-R-21113B Specification.

AN/APS-82

IEEE Band: (2850-2910 MHz)
Peak Power: 650 to 1000 Kw
Floor: Zero feet
Ceiling: 99,000 feet
Azimuth: Elevation Accuracy to +/- 1.25 Degrees

Notes: Some information from MIL-R-19829(AER) Specification.

AN/APS-88A

IEEE Band: (8500-9600 MHz)
Peak Power: 45 to 125 kW
Maximum Instrumented Range: 240 Nautical Miles

Notes: Some information from MIL-R-23076A Specification.

AN/APS-95

Manufacturer: Hazeltine
Type of Radar: AEW Radar
IEEE Band: P Band (406-450 MHz)
NATO Band: B Band
Peak Power: 3 megawatts

AN/APS-96

IEEE Band: P Band (406-450 MHz)
NATO Band: B Band
Average Power: 3.8 kilowatts
Peak Power: 3 megawatts
Minimum Discernable Signal (Long Pulse): -118 dbM
Minimum Discernable Signal (Matched Filter): -117 dbM

Notes: Some information from MIL-R-21371(AER) Specification

AN/APS-115B

IEEE Band: (8.5-9.6 GHz)
Peak Power: 143 kW minimum
Minimum Discernable Signal (Long Pulse): -107 dbM
Minimum Discernable Signal (Short Pulse): -101 dbM

Notes: Some information from MIL-R-81648B(AS) Specification

AN/APS-116

IEEE Band: (9.5-10 GHz)
Peak Power: 0.22 watt/second
Detection Example: Detect submarine periscopes in severe sea states out to at least 20 nautical miles, if given a five second exposure time.

Notes: Some information from MIL-R-81648B(AS) Specification

AN/APS-122

IEEE Band: (8.5-9.6 GHz)
Peak Power: 143 kW minimum
Minimum Discernable Signal (Long Pulse): -107 dbM
Minimum Discernable Signal (Short Pulse): -101 dbM

Notes: Some information from MIL-R-81648B(AS) Specification

AN/APS-134

Pulse Width: 0.5 μS
PRF (PPS): 500
Antenna Gain: 42 dBi
Exact Frequency:
9500 – 10,000 MHz
Peak Power: 500 kW
Scan Rate: 15 rpm

Notes: Linear frequency chirp each pulse

Reference:
Hawaii Range Complex Draft EIS/OEIS, Appendix E (July 2007) (PDF)

AN/APS-145

IEEE Band: UHF
Antenna Type: Planar Array
Antenna Size: 24 x 5 ft
Scan Rate: 5 RPM
Maximum Range: 350 nautical miles
Maximum Tracks: 2,000