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Radar Concepts and Formulation (334G)

The Radar Concepts and Formulation group conducts development of radar system designs for geophysical and engineering applications. The group’s key activities include the development of new radar measurement concepts & applications; architecting of radar system designs in response to measurement needs; phenomenology and modeling of radar echos; modeling and simulation of radar systems; and the development of radar data processing algorithms.

Key products include:

  • Focused data processor for MARSIS and SHARAD
  • Phoenix landing radar simulation
  • Mars Science Laboratory landing radar simulation
  • Mars Science Laboratory Ka-band, high-bandwidth breadboard radar system
  • Aquarius radar/radiometer sea surface salinity processor
  • Surface Water/Ocean Topography (SWOT) performance modeling & simulation tools
  • Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) radar modeling tools
  • SAUSAGE: Still Another Utility for SAR Analysis that is General and Extensible

Radar projects and formulation studies that the Radar Concepts and Formulation group is currently supporting include:

  • Aquarius (L-band scatterometer for global measurement of Earth’s sea surface salinity)
  • UAVSAR (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar – airborne L-band interferometric polarimetric SAR for deformation and vegetation studies)
  • MSL TDS (Mars Science Laboratory Terminal Descent Sensor – Mars Ka-band landing radar altimeter/velocimeter)
  • MARSIS and SHARAD (radar sounders in orbit around Mars)
  • SMAP (Soil Moisture Active-Passive mission – L-band SAR for global measurement of Earth’s soil moisture and freeze/thaw cycles)
  • DESDynI (Deformation, Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics of Ice mission – interferometric SAR for Earth surface and ice sheet deformation for understanding nature hazards and climate)
  • SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission – an interferometric Ka-band altimeter to measure ocean, lake and river water levels)
  • XOVWM (Extended Ocean Vector Winds Mission – an advanced dual-frequency scatterometer to replace QuikSCAT)
  • ACE (Aerosol/Clouds/Ecosystems mission – Ka-band Doppler radar to measure cloud profiles for climate and water cycle)
  • SCLP (Snow and Cold Land Processes mission – Ku- and X-band radar to measure snow accumulation for fresh water availability)

Group Members:

Simone Tanelli - Group Supervisor
Darmindra Arumugam 

Rob Beauchamp 

Samuel F. Chan, PhD 

Julian Chaubell, PhD 

Curtis W. Chen, Ph.D. 

Gregg Dobrowalski 

Steve Durden 

Tamas Gal 

Yonggyu Gim 

Bo Huang 

Michael Johnson 

Cathleen Jones 

Jan Martin 

Eva Peral 

Van Quach 

Raquel Rodriguez Monje 

Thuan Tran 

 

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