Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-DS Disaster geosciences

[H-DS07] Monitoring and prediction of natural disasters using new methodologies

Tue. May 24, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 101B (1F)

Convener:*Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University), Yukihiro Takahashi(Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Junichi Kurihara(Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Chair:Tetsuro Ishida(Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University)

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

[HDS07-10] Micro-Dragon, the microsatellite for observing ocean environment in Vietnam

*HUAN VI1, Junichi Kurihara1 (1.Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)

Keywords:microsatellite, ocean environment, red tides, harmful algal blooms, ocean hazard

MicroDragon is the first 50 kg class microsatellite of Vietnam National Satellite
Center (VNSC). It is being developed by VNSC researchers under instruction of
the Japanese professors come from five universities including Hokkaido
University, The University of Tokyo, Keio University, Tohoku University and
Kyushu Institute of Technology. Hokkaido University has been responsible for the
development of the science payloads based on the demands and requirements from
the scientific point of view.
Mission of MicroDragon is ocean color observation over Vietnam Ocean to
provide data for assessing water data by using two imagers being composed of
Space-borne multispectral Imager and Triple Polarization Imager onboard and
Fluoro probes in the sea for the missions. Micro-Dragon is Sun-synchronous orbit
satellite integrated Attitude determination and control system (ADCS) that is able
to receive ocean color data over Vietnam Ocean many times per day. Therefore,
one of its applications will be a response system to quickly cope with harmful
algae (e.g. red tides and harmful algal blooms) over Vietnam Ocean that has
damaged human and marine ecosystems. By using the space-borne ocean color
observation system and the marine sensor, networks which can detects ocean
anomalies in-real time and disaster information. The system are suitable for
capturing subtle changes and detect anomalies in ocean environments in real-time.
The end of 2017, the development of MicroDragon will be finished. By now, the
project is heading to Critical Design Review in September 2016 after three years
implementation since 2013.