POLARIS: ESA's airborne ice sounding radar front-end design, performance assessment and first results

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POLARIS: ESA's airborne ice sounding radar front-end design, performance assessment and first results. / Hernández, Carlos Cilla; Krozer, Viktor; Vidkjær, Jens; Dall, Jørgen.

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 2009. MTT '09. IEEE, 2009. p. 393-396.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2009

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Hernández CC, Krozer V, Vidkjær J, Dall J. 2009. POLARIS: ESA's airborne ice sounding radar front-end design, performance assessment and first results. In IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 2009. MTT '09. IEEE. pp. 393-396. Available from: 10.1109/MWSYM.2009.5165716

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Hernández CC, Krozer V, Vidkjær J, Dall J. POLARIS: ESA's airborne ice sounding radar front-end design, performance assessment and first results. In IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 2009. MTT '09. IEEE. 2009. p. 393-396. Available from: 10.1109/MWSYM.2009.5165716

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Hernández, Carlos Cilla; Krozer, Viktor; Vidkjær, Jens; Dall, Jørgen / POLARIS: ESA's airborne ice sounding radar front-end design, performance assessment and first results.

IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, 2009. MTT '09. IEEE, 2009. p. 393-396.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2009

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