Cosmic Research

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 317–328 | Cite as

Radar sounding of Mars from the orbit of the Mars-Express automatic interplanetary station

  • V. M. Smirnov
  • L. F. Chernaya
  • O. V. Yushkova
  • K. N. Rykov
Article

Abstract

On the base of the laser altimetry results obtained using the orbital altimeter MOLA (the MGS mission) and the data of radio occultation experiments of transionospheric sounding of the Mars ionosphere, a method for interpretation of the planet radar sounding data is developed. The proposed method includes a program package for numerical simulation of the process of radiowave propagation through the media under study.

PACS numbers

96.30.Gc 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Smirnov
    • 1
  • L. F. Chernaya
    • 1
  • O. V. Yushkova
    • 1
  • K. N. Rykov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Radio Engineering and ElectronicsRussian Academy of Sciences (Fryazino Branch)Fryazino, Moscow oblastRussia

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