A team of University of Kansas CReSIS researchers and DARcorporation engineers, under the guidance of Dr. Richard Hale & Dr. Chris Allen, developed a five-element ground penetrating antenna array for the MCoRDS (Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder) installation on the DC-8 in support of NASA's Operation IceBridge to use a radar-mounted DC-8 jet to study polar ice sheets and the effects of climate change on those sheets. The radar integration is in support to Operation IceBridge, which will enable scientists to survey the Earth's polar ice continuously during the gap after NASA's Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) stopped collecting science data in 2009 and before ICESat-2 is launched (planned for early 2016).