Potential Of Probing The Lunar Regolith Using Rover-Mounted Ground Penetrating Radar: Moses Lake Dune Field Analog Study

Essam Heggy, Terrence W. Fong, David Kring, Matthew Deans, Andre Anglade, Karim Mahiouz, Maria Bualat, Pascal Lee, and Friedrich Horz
Proceedings of the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 2133 , March, 2009.


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Abstract
Probing radars have been widely recognized by the science community to be an efficient tool to explore lunar subsurface providing a unique capability to address several scientific and operational issues. A wide-band (200 to 1200 MHz) Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) mounted on a surface rover can provide high vertical resolution and probing depth from few tens of centimeters to few tens of meters depending on the sounding frequency and the ground conductivity. This in term can provide a better understand regolith thickness, elemental iron concentration (including ilmenite), volatile presence, structural anomalies and fracturing. All those objectives are of important significance for understanding the local geology and potential sustainable resources for future landing sites in particular exploring the thickness, structural heterogeneity and potential volatiles presence in the lunar regolith.

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planetary exploration, Moon

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Text Reference
Essam Heggy, Terrence W. Fong, David Kring, Matthew Deans, Andre Anglade, Karim Mahiouz, Maria Bualat, Pascal Lee, and Friedrich Horz, "Potential Of Probing The Lunar Regolith Using Rover-Mounted Ground Penetrating Radar: Moses Lake Dune Field Analog Study," Proceedings of the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 2133 , March, 2009.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Fong_2009_6292,
   author = "Essam Heggy and Terrence W Fong and David Kring and Matthew Deans and Andre Anglade and Karim Mahiouz and Maria Bualat and Pascal Lee and Friedrich Horz",
   title = "Potential Of Probing The Lunar Regolith Using Rover-Mounted Ground Penetrating Radar: Moses Lake Dune Field Analog Study",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 2133 ",
   month = "March",
   year = "2009",
}