March 20, 2011 - April 24, 2011
Iwate Prefecture, JAXA
|Location of Experiment||
Iwate Prefecture HQ Office Disaster countermeasures headquarters
|Outline of Experiment||
In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, JAXA has established the broadband environment using “Kizuna” between Iwate Prefecture HQ Office (Disaster countermeasures headquarters), Kamaishi City and Ofunato City (On-site countermeasures headquarters) and has provided HDTV conference systems and wireless LAN systems.
|Result of Experiment||
Three ground stations, (a portable VSAT at Iwate Prefecture HQ Office, a portable VSAT at the site of Ofunato city and, s portable USAT at the site of Kamaishi city) have been installed and have been connected to the Internet from HDR-VSAT installed at Tsukuba Space Center via “Kizuna”.
Iwate Prefecture HQ Office: Portable VSAT Kamaishi city: Portable USAT
Ofunato city: Portable VSAT Tsukuba Space Center: HDR-VSAT
◆Information sharing by HDTV conference system,
Furthermore, information sharing with people all over the world is available by using the Internet via “Kizuna” at once.
◆Transmitting and collecting information by the Internet
At the Disaster countermeasures headquarters of Iwate Prefecture HQ Office, the wireless LAN access point was installed and was used by dispatched staff from various support agencies. Especially, before and after images obtained by the earth observation satellite, ALOS (PALSAR and AVNIR), of stricken areas at coasstafftal area were downloaded via “Kizuna” and were used for the visualization of planning and monitoring the status of rubbles removal.
At on-site countermeasures headquarters of Kamaishi and Ofunato city, a wireless LAN access point and three notebook PCs were installed at the entrance lobby accessible to the public, so that the public could use the Internet freely. The Internet was used by victims and support staff dispatched from various agencies to coastal areas. Dispatched staff could use webmail to report to each agency and to confirm the transportation means, the road restoration state, the route to disastered areas and others. Victims could collect information related to the earthquake such as safety confirmation, evacuation centers , retrieving refugees and disaster situation.
Kamaishi city:On-site Ofunato city:On-site
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