Development of an airborne ice sounding radar front-end

Viktor Krozer, C C Hernandez, J L Vazquez Roy, Jens Vidkjær, Jacob Dall

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Radar Conference, 2007. EuRAD 2007.
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-2-87487-004-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event4th European Radar Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 10 Oct 200712 Oct 2007
Conference number: 4
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Conference

Conference4th European Radar Conference
Number4
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period10/10/200712/10/2007
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