Faculty Members


Professor YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki

Year of birth 1971 Gender Male
Affiliation School of Systems Engineering
Electronic and Photonic Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
null, Research Institute
Job titles
Personal web site http://www.ele.kochi-tech.ac.jp/masayuki/

Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office Space and Earth Exploration Systems Laboratory
The development of new exploration methods is extending our reach into unknown regions both in space and on the Earth, and thus increasing our knowledge about habitable human environments on planet Earth. In our lab we are studying topics strongly connected to difficult problems including space exploration, disaster prevention and energy consumption, which need to be solved in the near future. In particular, we are developing self-control and low-energy-consumption exploration systems with the capability of working under severe environmental conditions, for implementation aboard balloons, rockets, and satellites. Our current activities include practical flight experiments and the development of sensors for application in regional disaster prevention.
Current reseach topics
Educational background 2001: Doctor
Professional background 2011-2013: 
Academic societies

Courses  * Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school ▼

Fundamentals of Electronic Measurements
Signal Analyses
Experiments of Electronic and Photonic 1
Graduation Thesis

Graduate school ▼

Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Individual Work for Graduate
Advanced Seminar 1
Advanced Seminar 2

Research activities

Research papers ▼

  1. Authors: Hiroki Kono, Masafumi Edamoto, KAKINAMI Yoshihiro, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki
    Title: Development of a Mobile Operational System for Small High-Altitude Balloons Evaluated by a Collaborative Flight Experiment
    Journal: Transactions of JSASS, Vol. 14, No. ists30, pp. Pk_103-Pk_110
    Year: 2017/02/08
  2. Authors: YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, SATO Mitsuteru, ISHISAKA Keigo, TAKAHASHI Yukihiro, OGOHARA Kazunori, KAMOGAWA Masashi, MIYAMOTO Hideaki
    Title: Studies of Dust and Discharges around a Martian Rover with Onboard Hazard Analyses using Electromagnetic and Acoustic Wave Measurements
    Journal: Transactions of JSASS, Vol. 14, No. ists30, pp. Pk_41-Pk_45
    Year: 2016/10/12
  3. Authors: Waleed Saeed Mahgoub Elsayed Madkour, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki
    Title: Mesospheric observations by a forward scattering meteor radar basic setup
    Journal: Astrophysics and Space Science, Vol. 361, pp. 247-1-247-7, Springer
    Year: 2016/07/01
  4. Authors: Waleed Saeed Mahgoub Elsayed Madkour, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, KAKINAMI Yoshihiro, Satoshi Mizumoto
    Title: A low cost meteor observation system using radio forward scattering and the interferometry technique
    Journal: Experimental Astronomy, Vol. 41, pp. 243-257, Springer
    Year: 2015/12/03
  5. Authors: HABU, Hiroto, YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki, WATANABE, Shigeto, LARSEN, Miguel F.
    Title: Rocket-borne Lithium ejection system for the ionosphere observation
    Journal: An Introduction to Space Instrumentation (Ed. K. Oyama, C. Z. Cheng), pp. 53-62, TERAPUB (ISBN No.: 978-4-88704-160-8)
    Year: 2013/12/15
  6. Authors: YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki, ISHIHARA, Yoshiaki, KANAO, Masaki
    Title: Infrasonic waves in Antarctica: A new proxy for Monitoring Polar Environment
    Journal: International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 4, pp. 797-802
    Year: 2013/06/11
  7. Authors: Yoshiaki Ishihara, Yoshihiro Hiramatsu, YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki, Muneyoshi Furumoto, Kazuhisa Fujita
    Title: Infrasound/seismic observation of the Hayabusa reentry: Observations and preliminary results
    Journal: Earth Planets Space, Vol. 64, No. 7, pp. 655-660, TERRAPUB
    Year: 2012/08/16
  8. Authors: Masaki Kanao, Alessia Maggi, Yoshiaki Ishihara, YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki, Kazunari Nawa, Akira Yamada, Tetsuto Himeno, Genchi Toyokuni, Seiji Tsuboi, Yoko Tono, Kent Anderson
    Title: Seismic Wave Interactions Between the Atmosphere - Ocean - Cryosphere System and the Geosphere in Polar Regions
    Journal: Seismic Waves - Research and Analysis, Vol. 978-953-307-944-8, pp. 1-20, InTech
    Year: 2012/01/15
  9. Authors: M. Ueda, Y. Shiba, YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki, K. Fujita, J. Watanabe, M. Sato, S. Abe, Y. Kakinami, S. Uehara, S. Okamoto, Y. Fujiwara, Y. Tanabe
    Title: Trajectory of HAYABUSA Reentry Determined from Multisite TV Observations
    Journal: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 947-953
    Year: 2011/10/25
  10. Authors: YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki, Y. Ishihara, Y. Hiramatsu, Kazuki Kitamura, M. Ueda, Y. Shiba, M. Furumoto, K. Fujita
    Title: Detection of Acoustic/Infrasonic/Seismic Waves Generated by Hypersonic Re-Entry of the HAYABUSA Capsule and Fragmented Parts of the Spacecraft
    Journal: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 971-978
    Year: 2011/10/25
  11. Authors: K. Fujita, YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki, S. Abe, Y. Ishihara, O. Iiyama, Y. Kakinami, Y. Hiramatsu, M. Furumoto, H. Takayanagi, T. Suzuki, T. Yanagisawa, H. Kurosaki, M. Shoemaker, M. Ueda, Y. Shiba, M. Suzuki
    Title: An Overview of JAXA's Ground-Observation Activities for HAYABUSA Reentry
    Journal: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, Vol. 63, No. 5, pp. 961-969
    Year: 2011/10/25
  12. Authors: Uemoto, J., Ono, T., Yamada, Y., Suzuki, T., Yamamoto, M.-Y., Watanabe, S., Kumamoto, A., Iizima, M.
    Title: Impact of lithium releases on ionospheric electron density observed by impedance probe during WIND campaign
    Journal: Earth Planets Space, Vol. 62, pp. 589-597
    Year: 2010/08/31
  13. Authors: Noguchi, K, Yamamoto, M.-Y.
    Title: Development of an Automatic Echo-counting Program for HROFFT Spectrograms
    Journal: Earth, Moon, Planets, Vol. 102, pp. 323-329
    Year: 2008
  14. Authors: Yamamoto, M.-Y., Toda, M, Higa, Y., Watanabe, J.-I
    Title: Altitudinal Distribution of 20 Persistent Meteor Trains: Estimates Derived from METRO Campaign Archives
    Journal: Earth, Moon, Planets, Vol. 95, pp. 279-287
    Year: 2005
  15. Authors: Yamamoto, M.-Y., Toda, M., Higa, Y., Fujita, M., Suzuki, S.
    Title: METRO campaign in Japan II: Three-dimensional structures of two Leonids meteor trains in early stage
    Journal: ISAS Rep. SP, Vol. 16, pp. 237-244
    Year: 2003
  16. Authors: Yamamoto, M.-Y., Ono, T., Oya, H., Tsunoda, R. T, Larsen, M. F., Fukao, S., Yamamoto, M.
    Title: Structures in sporadic-E observed with an impedance probe during the SEEK campaign: Comparisons with neutral-wind and radar-echo observations,
    Journal: Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 25, pp. 1781-1784
    Year: 1998

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Notable projects ▼

Awards ▼

Patents ▼

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government ▼

  1. Project title: Precise measurement of neutral wind in daytime thermosphere by rocket-released Lithium vapor
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
    Project number: 
    Project period: 2011/04-2014/03
    Total budget amount: 5,590,000 yen

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Social activities

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Published books ▼

  1. An Introduction to Space Instrumentation (Ed. K. Oyama, C. Z. Cheng) , TERAPUB, 2013, ISBN 978-4-88704-1
  2. Meteor shower catalog based on 3770 triangulation analyses of double-station Image-Intensified video observation over Japan , The international meteor organaization, 2012, ISBN 1016-3115