High Resolution of Radar Characterization of Ice in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life
Project Award Date: 08-01-1997
This project will design and construct a radar system capable of detecting and characterizing layers of ice on Mars to indicate there might once have been water there, suitable for the existence of life. The proposed schedule for this project is a span of three years and includes a background study, system design, system construction, data acquisition, and data processing. On completion of the radar system, an operational radar will be constructed for use in either a Mars or Europa (a Jovian moon) mission.
Faculty Investigator(s): Gary Minden (PI)
Primary Sponsor(s): NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellowship for Carlton Leuschen