A compact lightweight multipurpose ground-penetrating radar for glaciological applications

Vasilenko, Evgeniy and Machío, F. and Lapazaran Izargain, Javier Jesús and Navarro Valero, Francisco Jose and Frolovskiy, K. (2011). A compact lightweight multipurpose ground-penetrating radar for glaciological applications. "Journal of Glaciology", v. 57 (n. 206); pp. 1113-1118. ISSN 0022-1430. https://doi.org/10.3189/002214311798843430.

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Title: A compact lightweight multipurpose ground-penetrating radar for glaciological applications
Author/s:
  • Vasilenko, Evgeniy
  • Machío, F.
  • Lapazaran Izargain, Javier Jesús
  • Navarro Valero, Francisco Jose
  • Frolovskiy, K.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Glaciology
Date: 2011
ISSN: 0022-1430
Volume: 57
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We describe a compact lightweight impulse radar for radio-echo sounding of subsurface structures designed specifically for glaciological applications. The radar operates at frequencies between 10 and 75 MHz. Its main advantages are that it has a high signal-to-noise ratio and a corresponding wide dynamic range of 132 dB due mainly to its ability to perform real-time stacking (up to 4096 traces) as well as to the high transmitted power (peak voltage 2800 V). The maximum recording time window, 40 ?s at 100 MHz sampling frequency, results in possible radar returns from as deep as 3300 m. It is a versatile radar, suitable for different geophysical measurements (common-offset profiling, common midpoint, transillumination, etc.) and for different profiling set-ups, such as a snowmobile and sledge convoy or carried in a backpack and operated by a single person. Its low power consumption (6.6 W for the transmitter and 7.5 W for the receiver) allows the system to operate under battery power for mayor que7 hours with a total weight of menor que9 kg for all equipment, antennas and batteries.

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Item ID: 11765
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11765/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11765
DOI: 10.3189/002214311798843430
Official URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/igsoc/jog/2011/00000057/00000206/art00012
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Nov 2012 13:56
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 10:51
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