SHARAD sounding radar on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

  title={SHARAD sounding radar on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter},
  author={Roberto Seu and Roger J. Phillips and Daniela Biccari and Roberto Orosei and Arturo Masdea and Giovanni Picardi and Ali. Safaeinili and Bruce A. Campbell and Jeffrey J. Plaut and Lucia Marinangeli and Suzanne E. Smrekar and Daniel Nunes},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] SHARAD (SHAllow RADar) is a sounding radar provided by Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) as a Facility Instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. Its 20-MHz center frequency and 10-MHz bandwidth complement the lower-frequency, relatively narrower bandwidth capability of the MARSIS sounding radar. A joint Italian-U.S. team has guided the experiment development and is responsible for data analysis and interpretation. The radar transmits signals at a 700 Hz pulse repetition frequency… 

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