Integration and Testing of an Uwb Airborne Radar System for Polar Ice Sounding

dc.contributorTaylor, Drew
dc.contributorLarson, Jordan
dc.contributor.advisorYan, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSutphin, Jared
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-23T14:34:25Z
dc.date.available2021-11-23T14:34:25Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractAn ultra-wideband, airborne radar system is developed to further advance polar region research. The polar regions are the best place to detect and predict future climate due to their sensitivity and responsiveness to climate change. Ice sounding radars can detect ice thickness, basal topography, and englacial layers to help aid in these future predictions. Very-high frequency and ultra-high frequency radar systems have proven capable of providing deep internal layering and bedrock topography measurements. This thesis includes the work done on the design, integration, and testing of such a radar system. The radar is an 8-channel, modular system operating from 170-470 MHz. It is designed to operate from a DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft platform and map near bed layers at 3-3.5 km thick ice. These measurements will provide data for 3D ice-bed topography and basal conditions, long-term accumulation rates, flow dynamics, and ice-shelf melt rates. This data is used to help develop ice models which can reveal more about how the polar regions affect the Earth.en_US
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dc.identifier.otherhttp://purl.lib.ua.edu/181511
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0003950
dc.identifier.otherSutphin_alatus_0004M_14625
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/8182
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
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dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.titleIntegration and Testing of an Uwb Airborne Radar System for Polar Ice Soundingen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.disciplineElectrical engineering
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.S.
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