中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2011, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (1): 94-101.

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Influence of temperature and frequency on microwave dielectric properties of the lunar regolith simulant

MENG Zhiguo, CHEN Shengbo, DU Xiaojuan   

  1. 1. College of GeoExploration Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130026, China;
  • 收稿日期:2010-04-14 修回日期:2010-09-20 出版日期:2011-01-15 发布日期:2011-03-02
  • 通讯作者: CHEN Shengbo E-mail:chensb@jlu.edu.cn

Influence of temperature and frequency on microwave dielectric properties of the lunar regolith simulant

MENG Zhiguo, CHEN Shengbo, DU Xiaojuan   

  1. 1. College of GeoExploration Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun 130026, China;
  • Received:2010-04-14 Revised:2010-09-20 Online:2011-01-15 Published:2011-03-02
  • Contact: CHEN Shengbo E-mail:chensb@jlu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China;National Natural Science Foundation of China;Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China;the basic project operating fund of Jilin university

摘要:

The dielectric constant of the surface material may be found from the reflection and transmission coefficients, and plays an important role in the lunar regolith study. In order to study the dielectric properties of the lunar regolith, the lunar regolith simulant is made according to the making procedure of the CAS-1 simulant. Then the dielectric constants of the lunar regolith simulant are measured with 85070E Aiglent microwave network analyzer over the range of 0.2-20 GHz and the temperature in 25.1, 17.7, 13.1, 11.5, 9.6, 8.0, 4.1, - 0.3, - 4.7, - 9.5, - 18.7, - 27.7, - 32.6℃, respectively. The Odelevsky model is employed to remove the influence from the water in the air on the final effective dielectric constant. The result indicates that frequency and temperature have clearly influences on the dielectric constants of the lunar regolith simulant. The real parts of the dielectric constant increase fast over the range of 0.2-3 GHz, but the real parts decrease slowly over the range of 4-20 GHz in total. The opposite phenomenon occurs to the imaginary part. The influences of the frequency and temperature on the brightness temperature are also estimated based on the radiative transfer equation. The result shows that the variation of frequency and temperature results in great changes to the microwave brightness temperature of the lunar regolith.

关键词: Lunar regolith simulant, dielectric constant, temperature, frequency

Abstract:

The dielectric constant of the surface material may be found from the reflection and transmission coefficients, and plays an important role in the lunar regolith study. In order to study the dielectric properties of the lunar regolith, the lunar regolith simulant is made according to the making procedure of the CAS-1 simulant. Then the dielectric constants of the lunar regolith simulant are measured with 85070E Aiglent microwave network analyzer over the range of 0.2-20 GHz and the temperature in 25.1, 17.7, 13.1, 11.5, 9.6, 8.0, 4.1, - 0.3, - 4.7, - 9.5, - 18.7, - 27.7, - 32.6℃, respectively. The Odelevsky model is employed to remove the influence from the water in the air on the final effective dielectric constant. The result indicates that frequency and temperature have clearly influences on the dielectric constants of the lunar regolith simulant. The real parts of the dielectric constant increase fast over the range of 0.2-3 GHz, but the real parts decrease slowly over the range of 4-20 GHz in total. The opposite phenomenon occurs to the imaginary part. The influences of the frequency and temperature on the brightness temperature are also estimated based on the radiative transfer equation. The result shows that the variation of frequency and temperature results in great changes to the microwave brightness temperature of the lunar regolith.

Key words: Lunar regolith simulant, dielectric constant, temperature, frequency