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Echoes generation systems: SHARAD experience
Author(s): G. Alberti; G. Galiero; A. Moccia; G. Palmese; M. Sacchettino; G. Salzillo
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Paper Abstract

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, MRO, scheduled for launch in 2005, will be equipped with a sounder to find subsurface water and ice: Shallow Radar, SHARAD. This radar has been developed by Alenia Spazio and funded by Italian Space Agency, ASI. An integral part of such kind missions is the development of an EGSE (Electrical Ground Support Equipment) capable to test all the radar functionalities. CORISTA has been responsible to define the EGSE technical requirements and to design, build and test the Mars Echoes Generation System (MEGS). This paper describes the activities developed and the results obtained during the test campaigns of SHARAD. An architectural description of the MEGS will be given with emphasis on the technical aspects related to the signal generation of Mars Echoes and possible operating modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5980, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques VII, 598003 (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.629161
Show Author Affiliations
G. Alberti, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
G. Galiero, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
A. Moccia, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
G. Palmese, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
M. Sacchettino, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)
G. Salzillo, Consortium for Research on Advanced Remote Sensing Systems (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5980:
SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques VII
Francesco Posa, Editor(s)

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