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MCoRDS Underwing Radar Antenna Array
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MCoRDS Underwing Radar Antenna Array

December 2, 2013
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