Ice-penetrating radar is one of the most important techniques in glaciological research. Applications can range from gaining insights about the internal structure of glaciers and ice sheets, to calculating ice volume, to the detection of hidden features such as crevasses. Recent advances in electronics and radar signal processing offer a huge potential for newly developed, state-of-the-art ice-penetrating radar systems. Furthermore, ice-penetrating radar is one of the major instruments for space exploration especially for missions to the Ocean Worlds of the Solar System.
Hence, several research projects have been started at the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT) to address this topic. In this talk, those research activities are summarized together with the presentation of recent results.