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Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates

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P-18-MR SURVEILLANCE RADAR UPGRADE

Comparative statement of basic P-18 radar system and modernized P-18-MR
P-18-МR surveillance radar subsystems are:

Radar antenna unit, including:

       Antenna system

       31М unit (direct drive for antenna rotation)

       Radio receiving unit

       Radio transmitting unit

• Equipment shelter, including:

       Two diesel engines

       Fixed and portable automated                             workstations

       Equipment for control and management

       Prime mover vehicle (MAZ/BOGDAN).

P-18-МR surveillance radar front view
P-18-МR surveillance radar subsystems

Radar antenna platform unit, including:

• Antenna system

• 31М unit (direct drive for antenna rotation) comprised of:

   - three-phase induction motor of rotation system;

   - digital rotation sensor;

   - digital tilt sensor;

   - rotation controller (И2ВЕ48 module);

   - navigation system module;

• radio receiving unit comprised of:

   - signal conditioning unit;

   - receiver unit;

   - controlling unit;

   - power supply unit;

   - mounting frame (rack);

• radio transmitting unit comprised of:

   - amplifier unit (4 pcs);

   - beam shaping unit;

   - switching unit;

   - divider unit;

   - output filter;

   - matching transformer; 

   - coupler unit;

   - controlling unit;

   - mounting frame (rack);

- Surveillance radar equipment shelter includes:

• two automated computer workstations, namely:

   - automated computer workstation inside the              shelter;

   - automated portable computer workstation that        can be used outside of the shelter;

   - connection cable pack;

• two diesel generator sets;

• communication equipment;

• storage devices;

• equipment for control, management and                   protective purposes;

• MAZ/BOGDAN 6x6 medium duty vehicle.

P-18-МR Surveillance Radar Specifications

        P-18-МR surveillance radar is equipped with solid state transmitter and receiver (transmitter-receiver unit). Along with implementation of digital signal processing technology this allows to achieve significantly wider range for air target detection.

TRANSMITTER-RECEIVER UNIT OF P-18-МR
SURVEILLANCE RADAR

    Transmitter unit upgrade envisages complete replacement of radio transmitting unit with a new solid-state transmitter.

    Upgraded transmitter-receiver unit includes:

- four similar amplifier units;

- binary quadrature divider and beam shaping       unit;

- output bandwidth filter;

- measuring directional coupler;

- switching unit;

- controlling unit;

- power supply unit.

    Radio transmitting unit is powered by three -phase alternating current rated at 380 V, 50 Hz.

TRANSMITTER-RECEIVER UNIT OF P-18-МR
SURVEILLANCE RADAR

Radio receiving unit upgrade envisages complete replacement of radio receiving unit with a new solid-state receiver.

Upgraded reception unit includes:

- signal shaping unit;

- receiver unit;

- control unit;

- power supply unit.

Radio receiving unit is powered by three-phase alternating current rated at 220 V, 50 Hz.

AUTOMATED COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS OF P-18-МR SURVEILLANCE RADAR

Automated computer workstation of P-18-МR surveillance radar consists of the following devices:

- monitor;

- functional key panels (located below the monitor);

- keyboard with functional keys;

- hand-operated manipulator;

- loudspeaker control panel.

Functional key panels are located below the monitor and used for surveillance radar management. Functional keys are listed below.

- POWER key: surveillance radar power turning on / off;

- STANDBY (ON / OFF) key: standby mode activation / deactivation;

- ROT key: antenna rotation activation / deactivation;

- RAD key: radar transmission activation / deactivation;

- DG1 / DG2 key: diesel-generator unit turning on / off;

- WORK key: operational mode activation / deactivation.

Frequency shift support in P-18-МR surveillance radar system provided high-level protection against jamming attacks (active interference signals). Operational frequency hopping is applied in bandwidth from 145 to 175 MHz. There are predefined 224 carrier frequency letters and as additional jamming protection measure the frequency hopping procedure is carried out pseudo randomly.

To discriminate a target against noise moving target indication (MTI) mode is applied. Moving target indication (MTI) mode is activated in four zones. Surveillance radar operator can switch MTI mode between the following zones: zone 1 – 5–12 km; zone 2 – 12–45 km; zone 3 – 45–120 km; zone 4 – 120–600 km.

Fault detection system includes a self-checking process that detects faults and shows data about malfunctioning device or its element on the automated computer workstation monitor. Information about faults is accessible on the screen «HELP».

In case P-18-МР surveillance radar is positioned to send data for several military units, there is portable computer workstation that can be used outside of the shelter.

Portable computer workstation has the following functions:

   • full control over P-18-MR radar;

   • display of secondary information from P-18-МR surveillance radar;

   • display of secondary information transmitted by senior control unit over radio orover IP;

   • loudspeaker communication with the operator of automated computer workstation;

   • complete P-18-MR radar diagnostics.

P-18-МR SURVEILLANCE RADAR AUTONOMOUS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

         Purpose

Diesel-generator units supply three phase alternating current rated at 380 V, 50 Hz. While connection is established with mains, radar uses 3 phase electricity supply rated at 380 / 220 VAC, 50Hz.

         Diesel-generator unit consists of:

diesel-generator unit

(2 pcs) controller 

Diesel-generator

10 kW diesel-generator KUBOTA  (2 pcs)

control box

P-18-МR SURVEILLANCE RADAR AUTONOMOUS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS