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Radar Technology (334E)

The Radar Technology Group identifies, develops and evaluates a broad range of advanced subsystems, components and technologies that support a portfolio of future radar instruments and radar remote sensing missions. A balance of homegrown and industry-developed technology is used to increase sensor capabilities and decrease mass, cost and risk for radar missions.

Key products include:

  • Ground and airborne demonstration radar systems
  • Radio frequency (RF) electronics including up/downconverters and transmit/receive (T/R) modules
  • Digital electronics subsystems including control and data handling systems, real-time radar processors, digital downconverters and digital beamformers
  • Phased-array antennas and associated components

Radar projects that the Radar Technology group is currently supporting include:

  • 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)
  • Research & Technology Development topics and initiatives
  • GLISTIN Instrument Incubator project (Glacier and Land Ice Surface Topography Interferometer – a single-pass, single platform interferometric synthetic aperture radar [InSAR])
  • International Polar Year (IPY) research tasks to advance radar technology

Group Members:

James P. Hoffman - Group Supervisor
David Escoto 

Mark Fischman 

Rohit Gawande 

Gregory Sadowy 

Mauricio Sanchez-Barbetty 

Kyle Stewart 

Tushar Thrivikraman 

 

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