October 14, 2014

Radar Signal Propagation and Detection Through Ice

Kofman W., Orosei R., Pettinelli E.
SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, Volume: 153, Issue: 1-4, Pages: 249-271, Published: JUN 2010, doi: 10.1007/s11214-010-9642-2

Summary: In this paper we describe the existing and planned radar measurements of the planetary bodies. The dielectric properties of water ice and other potential surface and subsurface materials are discussed, as well as their dependency on temperature and structure. We then evaluate the performance of subsurface sounding radars using these parameters. Finally we describe some laboratory technique to help interpret the radar data, presenting some results obtained using dielectric spectroscopy methods.