2018-2019 USAP Field Season
Autonomous GPR survey and hazard assessment of Old South Pole Station
Ms. Renee Melendy
Supporting Stations: South Pole Station
This project will conduct a comprehensive autonomous ground-penetrating radar (GPR) survey of the Old South Pole Station area to determine and map any subsurface hazards. This will enable the USAP to locate and remediate the hazards to ensure the area is safe for travel and reuse.
Field Season Overview
One person will deploy to South Pole in early January to stage field operations. Work will require use of a small tracked vehicle to tow the South Pole Traverse robot (SPoTbot) automated rover to the Old South Pole Station site as well as to operate the control electronics from inside the vehicle. The robot will return to a storage space on station each evening.
Deploying Team Members