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Surface Penetrating Radar Simulations for EuropaThe space environment above the icy surface of Europa is a source of radio noise in this frequency range from natural sources in the Jovian magnetosphere. The ionospheric and magnetospheric plasma environment of Europa affects propagation of transmitted and return signals between the spacecraft and the solid surface in a frequency-dependent manner. The ultimate resolution of the subsurface sounding measurements will be determined, in part, by a capability to mitigate these effects. We discuss an integrated multi-frequency approach to active radio sounding of the Europa ionospheric and local magnetospheric environments, based on operational experience from the Radio Plasma Imaging @PI) experiment on the IMAGE spacecraft in Earth orbit, in support of the subsurface measurement objectives.
Document ID
20040055353
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Markus, T. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gogineni, S. P. (Kansas Univ. Lawrence, KS, United States)
Green, J. L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Fung, S. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Cooper, J. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Taylor, W. W. L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Garcia, L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Reinisch, B. W. (Massachusetts Univ. Lowell, MA, United States)
Song, P. (Massachusetts Univ. Lowell, MA, United States)
Benson, R. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Publication Information
Publication: Workshop on Europa's Icy Shell: Past, Present, and Future
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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