Modernization of PRV-16 altimeter enhanced technical and operational performance and increased service life of equipment.
Solid state components and modern digital technologies of radar signal processing were implemented in PRV-16GL. Antenna system is equipped with modern digital electric drive. Positioning and geo locating of the radar’s main antenna are automatically performed by GPS receiver with two unfolding antennas.
These engineering solutions allowed for enhancing operational performance, jamming protection and electromagnetic compatibility as well as reducing power consumption.
Receiving system consists of two channels: the main one and additional one, both designed on the basis of double frequency conversion. Suppression of echo signals (in the side lobes of antenna direction pattern) and direction finding of active jammer are performed digitally.
Main functions of data processing, display and output unit are controlled by hardware and software. PRV altimeter is equipped with modern hydraulic leveling system.