Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The AN/SPS-73(V)12 is a two-dimensional, surface-search/navigation radar. It provides contact range, bearing information, and improved signal processing and automatic target detection capability. The radar has its own display indicator, which is capable of displaying radar contacts from the AN/SPS-73 radar or other shipboard radars. The AN/SPS-73's surface-search function provides short-range detection and surveillance of surface units and low-flying air units, while the AN/SPS-73's navigation function enables quick and accurate determination of ownship position relative to nearby vessels and navigational hazards. The AN/SPS-73 radar video is displayed on the ship control console in the Pilot House to provide an alternate source of navigation data to the Officer of the Deck. Radar triggers and antenna bearings are used to properly display the Furuno radar video data on the ship control console.