AN/PPS-6

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Contents

Operating Instructions

These operating instructions are found printed on the data plate attached to the unit.

Starting the Equipment

  1. Set meter switch to BAT position and check battery condition on Test Meter
  2. Set Power switch (OFF-STBY-XMIT) at XMT position.
  3. Set Area Search switch (MODE 1-2-3) at MODE 3
  4. Set Adjust Range Control knob to estimated center (in meters) of desired target area
  5. Set Meter switch to AGC/EL position
  6. Sight on desired sector, using front and rear sights
  7. Adjust Sensitivity control so that Test Meter points to AGC line.
  8. Loosen Elevation knob and adjust radar for maximum AGC deflection on Test Meter while adjusting Sensitivity control to maintain meter pointer near AGC line.
  9. Set Area Search switch (Mode 1-2-3) to Mode 1 or 2 as desired, and Auto-Man clutch to Man position.
  10. On Angular control, adjust sector scan ring to center of desired scanning sector.
  11. Manually scan desired sector by moving receiver transmitter unit to azimuth. With radar trained on spot giving lowest reading, adjust Sensitivity control so that Test Meter pointer is on AGC line. Lock Sensitivity control.
  12. Again, Manually scan desired sector and set Volume control for satisfactory max noise level in headset.
  13. Set Auto-Man clutch to Auto position and monitor headset for moving target in area under surveillance.
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NOTE
Make sure that low meter reading is not caused by blocking of radar beam by large fixed targets in front of desired target area

Stopping the Equipment

  1. Place Power switch (OFF-STBY-XMIT) at OFF position.

Reference Files

Adobe_PDF_icon.png USAELRDL Technical Report 2421[1]
Assembly Design of Miniature Lightweight Handheld Radar Set AN/PPS-6
HARRY H. FRENCH
UNITED STATES ARMY
ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES FORT MONMOUTH, N.J.
SEPTEMBER 1963


Adobe_PDF_icon.png DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT HANDHELD RADAR SYSTEM AN/PPS-6( )[2]
Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
Dunlap and Associates, Inc. 429 Atlantic Street Stamford, Connecticut
Leroy L. Vallerie
Robert T. McCay
Jack Wm. Dunlap, Program Director
January 1962


Adobe_PDF_icon.png Research and Development Technical Report ECOM - 00390[3]
FINAL REPORT
RADAR SET
AN/PPS-6(XE-6)
11 OCTOBER 1964 to 24 JUNE 1966
June 1967


Adobe_PDF_icon.png Interim Development Report for AN/PPS-( ) Ultra Reliable Radar
Prepared by
RCA Corporation
Defense Electronic Products
Missile and Surface Radar Division
6 April 1970


Adobe_PDF_icon.png Misc Articles and Documents AN/PPS-6[4]

References

  1. USAELRDL Technical Report 2421,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  2. DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT HANDHELD RADAR SYSTEM AN/PPS-6( ),
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  3. Research and Development Technical Report ECOM - 00390,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office
  4. Misc Articles and Documents AN/PPS-6,
    "US Army Technical Manual Collection,"
    from the CECOM Historical Office archive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
    CECOM Historical Office