||Advanced concept workshop to consider techniques to reduce surface clutter and ionosphere impacts and improve the resolution of a space borne depth sounding radar.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has been very successful at developing and demonstrating remote sensing techniques that have revolutionised our knowledge of the surface of the Earth and other planets. Much of the scientifically important information however, including dynamics, is only revealed by penetrating beneath the surface. The pathfinder MARSIS mission has provided a very clear pointer as to what can be achieved.
Low frequency radars offer the possibility of below surface investigations, but do however provide challenges when endeavouring to achieve the acquisition of high-resolution data from an orbiting satellite. Surface clutter and ionospheric disturbances both impact on measurements.