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ICEPOD

Antarctic Season 2014

 
 

 

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Background

Science Plan

Pod Testing

Science Specifications

Science Instruments

From the Field

Antarctic Season

Education

Outreach

Project Personnel

Polar Geophysics Group

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

EXTERNAL LINKS

NYANG 109th

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Flight Plans

TBD

IcePod Instruments

ACTIVE DEVICES
Deep Ice Radar [DICE] - Built in-house.

  • Center Frequency: 188MHz; Bandwidth: 60MHz.
  • Pulsed system with Pulse Lengths of up to 10uS and a Pulse Repetition Rate of up to 10KHz.
  • Peak power in the pulse = 800W per channel, 2 channels with average power over the pulse repetition interval < 70W.
  • Survey elevation above ground: >500m.

Shallow Ice Radar [SIR] - Built in-house.

  • Centre Frequency: 2GHz. Bandwidth: 600MHz.
  • This is a continuous wave system with an output Power: <20W.
  • Survey elevation above ground: >500m

Scanning laser - Riegl VQ580

  • Wavelength: 1064nm [Infra-red].
  • This is a class 3b laser and is eye safe at 100ft. There is a safety interlock, and is only turned on after the aircraft is airborne and well above 100ft.

PASSIVE DEVICES
Visible Wave Color Camera - Imperx Bobcat camera [29Mpixels 6600 x 4400]

  • Records images of the surface for photogrammetric purposes.

Infrared Camera - Sofradir IRE640 [640 x 480 pixels]

  • Measures fine-scale changes in surface temperature.

Pyrometer - Heitronics KT15

  • Measures the sky temperature for use with the Infra-Red camera.

GNSS Receiver - Novatel SPAN SE

  • Records the spatial position of the pod and sensors.

Inertial measurement unit - Litton LN200 [IMU]

  • Records the pitch, roll and yaw of the pod and sensors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
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