Basic radio interferometry for future lunar missions

Amin Aminaei, Marc Klein Wolt, Linjie Chen, Thomas Bronzwaer, Hamid Reza Pourshaghaghi, Marinus Jan Bentum, Heino Falcke

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Abstract

In light of presently considered lunar missions, we investigate the feasibility of the basic radio interferometry (RIF) for lunar missions. We discuss the deployment of two-element radio interferometer on the Moon surface. With the first antenna element is envisaged to be placed on the lunar lander, the second antenna element is either ejected from the lander onto the lunar surface or is placed on a rover. Such an experiment will examine the radio communication on the Moon surface and will test the basic RIF requirements such as phase stability in the lunar environment. This is a necessary step for development of future large arrays on the Moon. In addition, this first ever in-situ lunar RIF would provide a unique degree-resolution of a radio sky map at lower frequencies, which are not accessible from the Earth. The expected results such as the spectral flux density and the spatial resolution of the radio sky map will be presented for lunar lander-rover experiment. As an extended scenario, the RIF using the multiple antennas onboard the lunar/(Earth's) orbiter satellites are introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
Pages1-19
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-5582-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2014
Event2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky Resort Conference Center, Big Sky, United States
Duration: 1 Mar 20148 Mar 2014

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PublisherIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

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Conference2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky
Period1/03/148/03/14

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interferometry
moon
antennas
sky
lunar environment
radio interferometers
radio communication
lunar surface
flux density
spatial resolution
low frequencies
requirements

Keywords

  • EWI-24892
  • METIS-305935
  • IR-91504

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Aminaei, A., Klein Wolt, M., Chen, L., Bronzwaer, T., Pourshaghaghi, H. R., Bentum, M. J., & Falcke, H. (2014). Basic radio interferometry for future lunar missions. In 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference (pp. 1-19). USA: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2014.6836271
Aminaei, Amin ; Klein Wolt, Marc ; Chen, Linjie ; Bronzwaer, Thomas ; Pourshaghaghi, Hamid Reza ; Bentum, Marinus Jan ; Falcke, Heino. / Basic radio interferometry for future lunar missions. 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference. USA : IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, 2014. pp. 1-19
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Basic radio interferometry for future lunar missions. / Aminaei, Amin; Klein Wolt, Marc; Chen, Linjie; Bronzwaer, Thomas; Pourshaghaghi, Hamid Reza; Bentum, Marinus Jan; Falcke, Heino.

2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference. USA : IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, 2014. p. 1-19.

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