JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

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

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

Thu. May 25, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[PEM15-P04] New receiver system development for new satellite-ground beacon experiment

*Mamoru Yamamoto1, Keiichi Iwata1, Mayumi Matsunaga2, Roland Tsunoda3 (1.Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, 2.Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, 3.SRI International)

Keywords:Satellite-ground beacon experiment, Development of instrument, Digital receiver

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. But we naw face a problem that number of beacon satellites are decreasing because of satellite aging. In order to overcome this problem 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 now develop a receiver system for experiment by using new satellites. In the presentation, we show current status of antenna and digital receiver parts of the new system.