This paper describes the design of an airborne P-band ice sounding radar. The ice sounder design features a microstrip antenna array with a relative operating bandwidth of 20%, compact RF components, a high efficiency high-power LDMOS power amplifier with >60% power-added efficiency across a relative bandwidth of 20% at a center frequency of 435 MHz, and a digital signal generation and acquisition unit. Furthermore, we demonstrate broadband performance of our left-handed/right-handed out-of-phase power dividers. In 2008 the first data acquisition campaign will take place in Greenland.
|Title of host publication||European Radar Conference, 2007. EuRAD 2007.|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||4th European Radar Conference - Munich, Germany|
Duration: 10 Oct 2007 → 12 Oct 2007
Conference number: 4
|Conference||4th European Radar Conference|
|Period||10/10/2007 → 12/10/2007|