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CROME Radar Instrument aboard the COMPASS Mission

Version 1 : Received: 26 October 2020 / Approved: 27 October 2020 / Online: 27 October 2020 (12:21:00 CET)
(This article belongs to the Research Topic EUSAR 2020—Preprints)

How to cite: Fourmault, A.; Smith, I. CROME Radar Instrument aboard the COMPASS Mission. Preprints 2020, 2020100552 Fourmault, A.; Smith, I. CROME Radar Instrument aboard the COMPASS Mission. Preprints 2020, 2020100552

Abstract

COMPASS is a mission concept aiming to determine the recent climate history of planet Mars. Aboard this mission, there would be a dual mode radar instrument capable of acting both as a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and a Subsurface Sounder for mapping shallow ice. The COMPASS Radar Observer for Mars Exploration (CROME) instrument will help advance science and exploration. First, the COMPASS mission is described. Then, the CROME instrument concept and its implementation are presented. Finally, the procedure used to predict the performance is detailed for both the Side-Looking SAR and the Nadir-looking Sounder modes.

Subject Areas

Mars; SAR; Sounder

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