Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[E] Poster

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

[P-EM15] Study of coupling processes in solar-terrestrial system

Thu. May 30, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mamoru Yamamoto(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yasunobu Ogawa(National Institute of Polar Research), Satonori Nozawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environment Research), Akimasa Yoshikawa(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University)

[PEM15-P08] Status of GNU Radio Beacon Receiver 2 (GRBR2) development

*Mamoru Yamamoto1, Mayumi Matsunaga2, Roland Tsunoda3 (1.Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, 2.Tokyo University of Technology, 3.SRI International)

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

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. We develop 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. Now The reveiver system was finally fixed. Problem of the project of delay of the satellite launch. But it is now on schedule for launch by 2019 summer. We start deploying GRBR2 in southeast Asian countries. In this presentaiton, we will report GRBR2 system and its performance including results from test experiment in the field.