LEGACY TPQ-36/37 RADARS CAPABILITIES
TPQ-36/37 WITH ROCS CAPABILITIES
FMS versions of the TPQ-36 and
TPQ-37 around the world, use analogue mapping with mechanical DRUM
and topographic paper maps. The Users of these WLR systems do not use
'Automatic Height Correction (AHC) based on Digital Terrain Map data. Therefore,
they must perform Manual Height
Correction in order to accurately locate enemy Mortars and Artillery.
Height Correction is time consuming process that limits the number of
detected Weapons to
targets per minute.
Moreover, the Height Correction function does not exploit the full
acquisition and detection capability of the radar because the User must
treat each target separately before radioing its coordinates (via voice
or via TACFIRE). This manual process reduces the number of processed
targets transferred to remote Users.
TPQ-36/37 radar with ROCS
is faster and more accurate. Using Digital Terrain Elevation Data Level
II (DTED level II) with powerful processors make these radars locate,
display and communicate 10 Weapons (or more) per minute.
Running the radar system in 'Automatic mode' provides the operator with
a fully automated height correction, and a seamless pass of targets.
This mode can be used during heavy artillery activity to collect
large number of hostile weapons, and process and
communicate as many targets as quickly as possible.
Whenever a new
target arrives, it is automatically height corrected, processed and sent
to remote users without
The Legacy TPQ-36 or TPQ-37 radar is built for one Operator. During
Combat it is necessary to have more operators and technicians in the
radar Shelter. In fact, the new US ARMY shelters have two workstations
with a option to operate the radar from remote.
The upgraded OCG, includes two Workstations with two 19" BARCO LCD
displays. The ROCS system enables additional Laptop Workstations running
by Operators or technicians inside or outside the radar shelter.
The User may add additional workstations on Laptops via the system LAN.
The left side Workstation is called ‘Weapon
It is used for radar operation, target acquisition, and weapon location.
The right side Workstation is called ‘Fire
It is used by radar Officer for management, Fire mission, and
The two Workstations allow radar Operators to share the workload and
increase the throughput of target detection and data communication to
headquarters and batteries.
Radar stores in its permanent buffer only 99 targets.
TPQ-36/37 Radar with ROCS tracks and stores up to 500 hostile targets.
TPQ-36/37 Radar Shelter Operators might be killed by a direct enemy
fire on the radar
||For protection, Operators may operate the TPQ-36/37 Radar with ROCS from
remote Laptops using
LAN or Wi-Fi.
B Scope picture
on all Workstations as well as remote Laptops.
Friendly mode, the legacy TPQ-36/37 radar has only 3 friendly buffers.
||TPQ-36/37 Radar with ROCS can store 25 Batteries and 100 friendly
skilled operators are needed for the operation of the legacy TPQ-36/37
Radars. They must memorize and use Function Codes, and enter the system (manually)
parameters. Threfore the Weapon detection rate depends on the Operator's
||TPQ-36/37 Radar with ROCS automates the operation and reduce the
proficency requirements on operators
TPQ-36/37 Radar operator can define up to 6 Artillery zones
||TPQ-36/37 Radar with ROCS provides up to 50 Artillery Zones with
radar connectivity to Command & Control is via TACFIRE Fire Net
||TPQ-36/37 Radar Shelter with ROCS is an open architecture. Implementation of
any desired protocol to communicate digital data to
other radar systems, C2 and Batteries, is possible.
and program Loading of the legacy TPQ-36/37 Radars is slow due to
programs loading time using Raymond Cassettes
||Radar with ROCS has Automatic Initialization and program loading.
Radar Initialization Screen
Shelter 28DC power supply has limited power
(17 Amps). It can support
only 2 analog radios.
The system does not support communication when the Generator is
TPQ-36/37 Radar Shelter with ROCS includes a 50 Amps Power Supply/UPS and
Battery Bank Charger.
system supports full communication with C2 when the Generator is
the Legacy systems on paper from radar printer are available for debriefing.
TPQ-36/37 Radar with ROCS collects and records
comprehensive digital data for debriefing (hostile Targets,
Friendly targets, C2 messages, Printer log, B Scope
recorded video etc'., for later debriefing.
with Field Exercise Mode (FEM) is for one Operator.
ROCS makes possible to train a group of Users in a remote classroom via LAN,
A Classroom Simulator for Artillery school is also available.
requires UTM maps on WGS-84
|TPQ-36/37 Radar with ROCS can be programmed to use
maps based on different Datum and output Weapon locations and
impacts in any coordinate system.
|Legacy TPQ-36 Shelter is
not interchangeable with TPQ-37 Shelter.
||The Shelter of TPQ-36/37 with ROCS is fully interchangeable with the TPQ-37
Shelter. The ROCS can load radar programs of both systems.
Legacy TPQ-36/37 includes low reliability
||TPQ-36/37 with ROCS does not include Raymond Cassette and DRUM. The
system may work without existing B-Scope and Printer assemblies.
B-Scope Window on the LCD Display