Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Poster

P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM13] Study of coupling processes in solar-terrestrial system

Sun. May 20, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mamoru Yamamoto(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yasunobu Ogawa(National Institute of Polar Research), Satonori Nozawa(名古屋大学宇宙地球環境研究所, 共同), Akimasa Yoshikawa(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University)

[PEM13-P03] GNU Radio Beacon Receiver 2 (GRBR2) for new satellite-ground beacon experiment

*Mamoru Yamamoto1, Mayumi Matsunaga2 (1.Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, 2.Tokyo University of Technology)

Keywords:Satellite beacon experiment, Digital receiver development, Total electron density

GNU Radio Beacon Receiver (GRBR) is the very successful digital receiver developed for dual-band (150/400MHz) beacon experiment. We were successfully conducted observations of total-electron content (TEC) of the ionosphere over Japan and in southeast Asia. However, many beacon satellites is now aging, and its number is decreasing. We now have a project to start new satellite-ground beacon experiment with new satellite constellations. One of them is TBEx (Tandem Beacon Explorer), a project by SRI International, to fly a constellation of two 3U cubesats with triband beacon transmitters. Another one is a project of FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 by Taiwan/USA. Well-known mission of COSMIC-2 is GNSS occultation experiment, but the satellites carry triband beacon transmitters. All of these satellites will be placed into low-inclination orbits by the same launch vehicle in 2018, which will give us great opportunities to enhance studies of the low-latitude ionosphere. In this presentation we report a new digital receiver, GRBR2, for these new satellite beacon. GRBR2 is a four channel receiver at 150/400/965/1067MHz beacon signals from two satellite constellations. We will soon deploy them into southeast Asian region to catch up the satellite launch in 2018.