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      The Processing and Analysis of Lunar Penetrating Radar Channel-1 Data from Chang'E-3

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          Lunar Penetrating Radar (LPR), which is one of the most important science payloads onboard the Chang'E-3 (CE-3) rover, is used to obtain electromagnetic image less than 100 m beneath the lunar surface. This paper describes the system composition and working mechanism of the LPR and presents a detailed analysis of its data. We investigated special signal-processing methods and present the result of channel-1 data. The result shows that the effective echo occurs at depths greater than 100 m. Moreover, an unusual reflection exists at depth of 40 m, which may be the boundary of two geological units beneath the lunar surface.

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          Journal
          Journal of Radars
          Chinese Academy of Sciences
          01 October 2015
          : 4
          : 5
          : 518-526
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
          Article
          6646c2d5dfd24398a4602aaf382122f0
          10.12000/JR15030

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