Implementation of an airborne P-band ice sounding radar

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Dall, Jørgen; Krisensen, Steen Savstrup; Kusk, Anders; Balling, Jan; Skou, Niels; Søbjærg, Sten Schmidl; Christensen, Erik Lintz (National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark)
Krozer, Viktor; Hernández, Carlos Cilla; Vidkjær, Jens (Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark)

An airborne, P-band ice sounding radar is being developed at the Technical University of Denmark under ESA funding. The fully polarimetric radar features aperture synthesis and a multiple-phase center antenna supporting an experimental surface clutter suppression mode. This paper addresses the design and implementation of the system with special emphasis on the on-board aperture synthesis. In March 2008, the system will be functionally tested in Greenland, and during a proof-of-concept campaign in May 2008, data will be acquired over an appropriate ice sheet.