Prof. Teruyuki Kato received the “2014 Technical Committee on Satellite Communications Prize” (Research Paper Award)
The selected research paper： Data transmission experiment from the buoy using the Engineering Test Satellite VIII (ETS-VIII) — The aim of early detection of tsunami —
Author: Shinichi Yamamoto, Kazuyoshi Kawasaki (NICT), Yukihiro Terada(KNCT), Teruyuki Kato (Univ. of Tokyo), Gousei Hashimoto, Osamu Motohashi (JAXA), Yuichi Saida, Ryo Matsuzawa (Hitz)
Abstract: The experiments were performed with the aim of to reducing the human damage by tsunami early detecting, transmit a tsunami information via satellite from the buoy which was installed in offshore. In experiment, transmit the correction information to the GPS tsunami meter which was placed on the buoy, using quasi-zenith satellite “MICHIBIKI”, and carried out the precise positioning, and transmit the positioning results to the base station using Engineering Test Satellite VIII “KIKU No.8”, and detect the tsunami. By performing a data transmission by using satellite, it can collect information of tsunami from the offshore, and early detection of the tsunami is possible.