Contract Number: 4000113829
GSP Internal Number: 14/M74
AIM High-Frequency Radar Concept Design
Contractor: Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)
Country: France
Study Duration: 12 June 2015 - 24 April 2016
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ABSTRACT
This purpose of the study was to develop a high frequency radar to sound the first tens of metres of asteroid regolith and to achieve 3D tomography with metric resolution in order to    Determine its structure and layering    Identify geomorphological elements (rocks, boulders, etc.) embedded in the sub- surface    Map the spatial variation its texture...read more
Executive Summary - Final

This purpose of the study was to develop a high frequency radar to sound the first tens of metres of asteroid regolith and to achieve 3D tomography with metric resolution in order to

  •   Determine its structure and layering

  •   Identify geomorphological elements (rocks, boulders, etc.) embedded in the sub-

    surface

  •   Map the spatial variation its texture

  •   Derive an estimate of dielectric permittivity of the sub-surface material

    This purpose of the phase A study was to:
    Revisit the instrument system analysis

    Optimize instrument design inheriting from WISDOM ExoMars
    Define interfaces and programmatics in the frame of the Asteroid Impact Mission