3 times a year (Continuous Experiment)
Non-Profit Organization NPO Aichi Net
|Location of Experiment||
Tsukuba Space Center
|Outline of Experiment||
JAXA and Non-Profit Organization NPO Aichi Net have been providing trainings for support staff continuously in order to have an Internet connection and others at a shelter by providing stricken local governments with satellite communications of “Kizuna” and “Kiku No.8” for emergency use.
Training for Installation and Operation of Earth station
NPO Aichi Net staff received trainings for operation of “Kizuna” portable USAT and VSAT as well as for installation and operation of “Kiku No.8” antenna and portable terminal.
In the simulated situation at stricken areas such as a virtual stricken area and virtual disaster countermeasures headquarters, the staff trained for antenna installation (Kiku No.8) and satellite link establishment respectively. After that, the staff connected Internet to train for communication using Skype.
As the result of trainings, it was confirmed that the staff could operate properly to provide the Internet environment to victims and related people.
These trainings will be conducted continuously to keep and improve skills of staff in the future.
Scene of “Kizuna” earth station operation training
Scene of “Kiku No.8” earth station installation training
Scene of communication training
Installed earth stations