Japan Aerospace Exploration Agencys

The disaster preparedness training 2014 conducted by Iwate prefecture

Experiment Date

August 29 - 30, 2014

Experiment Agency

Iwate Prefecture, JAXA

Location of Experiment

Iwate Prefectural Office (Uchimaru, Morioka, Iwate prefecture)
Tohoku Expressway Mt. Iwate Service Area (Hirakasa, Hachimantai city, Iwate prefecture)
JAXA Tsukuba Space Center :Internet Gateway Station

Outline of Experiment

 At the integrated disaster preparedness training 2014 conducted by Iwate prefecture, JAXA and Iwate prefecture performed the communication training utilizing “Kizuna” by connecting among Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control (Iwate Prefectural Office), Volcano observation base (Tohoku Expressway Mt. Iwate Service Area) and Internet Gateway Station (JAXA Tsukuba Space Center).
 At the training, HD live images of volcano observation were transmitted from the volcano observation base to Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control, and data product (images acquired by the observation satellite, “Daichi”) showing the status of volcanic ash, was downloaded from “Daichi Bosai Web*” operated by JAXA.
* Daichi Bosai Web : The website is operated by Disaster Management Support Systems Office of JAXA as part of experiments for disaster prevention activities by earth observation satellite utilization, and provides observation images acquired by “Daichi” to disaster prevention relevant ministries, agencies and organizations.
https://bousai.jaxa.jp/ (Japanese Only)



Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control: Portable VSAT

Volcano observation base:
Portable VSAT
Experiment Results

◆Transmission of HD live images of volcano observation
 Volcano observation live images were transmitted from volcano observation base to Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control via “Kizuna” communication line.


Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control

Volcano observation base

 By the wideband communication capability of “Kizuna”, transmission of HD images having large capacity data is possible.


◆Data product showing the status of volcanic ash from JAXA “Daichi Bosai Web”
 Data product showing the status of volcanic ash, was downloaded from “Daichi Bosai Web” on the Internet by “Kizuna” communication line at Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control.

Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control


 By downloading data product showing the status of volcanic ash at high speed, it was used as a material to assess the present situation at Prefectural Headquarters for Disaster Control.