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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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.
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978-2-87487-004-0
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event4th European Radar Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 10 Oct 200712 Oct 2007
Conference number: 4


Conference4th European Radar Conference
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