MCoRDS Underwing Radar Antenna Array • Earth.com

Last update: October 21st, 2019 at 9:00 am

One of the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder’s underwing radar antenna arrays mounted beneath the wing of NASA’s P-3 research aircraft on the ramp at McMurdo Station’s sea ice airfield. MCoRDS uses arrays beneath the wings and fuselage of the plane, giving a total of 15 antennas that can send and receive signals used to map polar ice and bedrock.

Credit: NASA / George Hale

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