National Archives #80-G-413462
|Pulse Width||5 microsecond|
|Pulse Repetition Frequency
|Scan rate||5 rotations per minute|
200 kW (SC-1)
|Range||30 nautical miles (60 km) (bomber)
10 nautical miles (20 km) (battleship)
3 nautical miles (6 km) (destroyer)
SC-1 doubled these ranges.
||8'6" x 6'11.5" (259cm by 212cm) 4x3 dipole array
|Accuracy||300 feet/5 degrees
90 meters/5 degrees
|Resolution||1500 feet/10 degrees
460 meters/10 degrees
The SC and its close derivative, SC-1 were small CXAM-type radars used
on naval vessels. Available at start of war, SC was fitted to a
great many Allied ships,
large and small, in 1941.
They were not much
liked by the fleet. The antenna was turned
manually using a hand wheel, and an operator attempting to track
multiple contacts on the simple "A" scope was likely to be overwhelmed.
The console allegedly generated so much heat during operation that it was used to keep coffee pots warm.
FTP-217 (1943-8-1; accessed 2013-10-5)
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