AN/MPS-36 Radar Set
The AN/MPS-36 is a mobile radar for tracking aircraft and
Frequency: 5.4 5.9 GHz
Power: 1 MW Peak
artillery projectiles. It utilizes a 3.66 m diameter parabolic
640 W average
HAZARD CONTROLS (to reduce or eliminate risk)
Power Density Levels (PDL) ....
When operating at maximum power, this system is able to produce potentially hazardous
PDLs in excess of the safety standard. Establish a Nonionizing Radiation Protection
program (IAW guidelines provided in this TB). .
Hazard distance from antenna ....
When operating at maximum power, exclude personnel to a distance of 90 m from the
antenna. This system normally operates at positive elevation levels which ensures
personnel at ground level are not subject to PDLs in excess of the safety standard.
Open/cracked waveguides .......
All open waveguides and loose or open flanges produce very hazardous PDLs within
close proximity of the break. Exclude personnel to within 1 - 2 m from a fully open or
Consult the equipment Technical Manual for other operator and/or maintenance hazards.
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