Surface-based radar for sea-ice monitoring
E. P. Smirnov, A. I. Baskakov, Y. I.
National Research University ĞMoscow Power
The paper is received
on December 5, 2013
Abstract: Surface-based radar system can be used for remote sensing of
characteristics of sea arctic ice fields, such as speed and direction of ice
motion, distance to an ice floe and thickness of ice. For this purpose, we offered multi-channel coherent interferometric radar system that operates on one wavelength (8 mm). The radar
system is design to use pulse (with wide bandwidth) compression techniques,
coherent integration, doppler and interferometric processing to obtain high
loop sensitivity and high resolution on speed, range and altitude. Radar data
are acquired line by line while rotating the transmitting and receiving
antennas about a vertical axis. In this article the design, measurement
principles, simulation results and characteristics of surface-based radar are
Key words: surface-based radar for
sea ice monitoring, remote sensing, phase-difference interferometry.