The second scientific workshop presented by the 20th URSI-C in Japan

1. Convener: Dr. Akihito Kato, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

2. Date/time: 13:00-17:20, 11-May-2007

3. Venue: Kashima Space Research Center, NICT, Kashima, Japan

4. Registration fee: Free

5. Listed attendees: 32 persons

6. Local arrangement: Dr. Toshihiro Kubooka, NICT

7. Session title: "Satellite Mobile Communications and Radio Waves ETS-8 ”

8. Presentation: 60 min including Q&A for each speaker

  1. Opening Talk, Prof. Shozo Komaki, URSI-C-Japan, Chair
  2. ”Experiment of Satellite Mobile Communications using ETS-8,” Dr. Shiniti Taira, NICT
  3. “Variable Beam Forming Equipment of Phased Array in ETS-8,” Dr. Yoshinori Suzuki, NTT
  4. Invited Talk: "Satellite Communications Research and Development of Japan - History and Prospects -”, Takashi Iida, JAXA
  5. Technical Tour in Kashima Space research Center
    • Interferometer with Rotary Baseline for Satellite Orbit Monitor
    • An ETS -8 Earth Station
    • Kashima 34m Parabolic Antenna

9. Reception and Lamp Session

10. The steering committee meeting took place from 8:30 to 10:00 on 12-May-2007

11. Concluding Remarks

A summary, experiment contents and the on-board experimental facilities are shown about Engineering Test Satellite 8 (ETS-8) launched in last December. In addition, the invited talk from Dr. Iida, Director of JAXA was very useful. He mentioned the use of web2.0 in the Mars existence person community as a paradigm shift of the space development while reviewing the history. In lamp session, an active argument was developed about the ideal methods of the future space communication study.

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