ITTC Project

Cryospheric Advanced Sensor (CAS): A Spaceborne Microwave Sensor for Sea Ice Thickness and Snow Cover Characteristics Instrument Incubator Program (IIP)

Project Award Date: 09-12-2003


ITTC researchers are working with NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to design and develop the IIP-CAS radar and its data acquisition system for field experiments. Investigators will determine the type of radar (i.e., CW or pulse) best suited for this application and develop a preliminary design for the field experiment radar and data acquisition system. The system must be designed to work within the limits of the structures that are available in the field. It must also be designed to operate in a low temperature environment.

ITTCs Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) will perform end-to-end testing and calibration of the field experimental radar and deliver the radar system to JPL. RSL will also participate in the field experiments, evaluation of the performance of the radar system, and the analysis of the collected data.


Faculty Investigator(s): Torry Akins (PI), Sivaprasad Gogineni

Student Investigator(s): Brandon Heavey, Zachariah Fellers, Kuyilmozhinangai Shanmugasundaram

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): NASA JPL

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