The authors presents laboratory measurements of complex permittivity and permeability carried out on some samples of materials considered as Martian soil analogues. Data on the propagation of electromagentic waves, given in terms of attenuation and skin depth, are calculated. In addition the maximum depth of detection for some selected interfaces has been estimated. The results are of interest for future space missions to Mars that foresee the subsoil sounding through Ground Penetrating Radar systems (e.g. ExoMars).
Vannaroni, G., Pettinelli, E., Cereti, A., Del Vento, D., Paolucci, F., Pisani, A.R., et al. (2004). Permittivity and permeability measurements on soil analogues to support the Mars-muses experiment. In European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (pp.307-308).