Cosmic Research

, Volume 43, Issue 5, pp 319–327 | Cite as

Deformation of the Envelope of a Broadband Signal during Propagation through the Martian Ionosphere

  • G. M. Strelkov
  • O. S. Gashevskaya


The regularities of propagation along the spacecraft-Martian surface-spacecraft path of a broadband Gaussian pulse in the condition of its dispersion distortions are considered in application to the problem of radiowave pulse sounding of the near-surface soil of Mars from onboard a satellite. The Martian night-side ionosphere reduces the energy considerably but does not lead to any distortion of the pulse envelope. At the sounding of a two-layer surface, the ionosphere influence, together with the signal absorption, manifests as the lower limit of the thickness of the upper layer reached for measurements in the scope of the planned experiment [1].


Lower Limit Radiowave Signal Absorption Gaussian Pulse Pulse Envelope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Strelkov
    • 1
  • O. S. Gashevskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Radio Engineering and ElectronicsRussian Academy of Sciences (Fryazino Branch)Fryazino, Moscow oblastRussia

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