CROME Radar Instrument aboard the COMPASS Mission

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Fourmault, Aurelien (MDA Corporation, Québec, Canada)
Smith, Isaac B (York University, Toronto, Canada)

COMPASS is a mission concept aiming to determine the recent climate history of planet Mars. Aboard this mission, there would be a dual mode radar instrument capable of acting both as a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and a Subsurface Sounder for mapping shallow ice. The COMPASS Radar Observer for Mars Exploration (CROME) instrument would help advance science and exploration. First, the COMPASS mission is described. Then, the CROME instrument concept and its implementation are presented. Finally, the procedure used to predict the performance is detailed for both the Side-Looking SAR and the Nadir-looking Sounder modes.