Faculty Members

LANGUAGE ≫ Japanese

YAMAMOTO, Masa-yuki

Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office Space and Earth Exploration Systems Laboratory
With developing of new exploration methods for unknown regions spread in space and on the Earth, thus increasing knowledge of human habitable environment on our living planet of the Earth, we are studying on topics deeply concerned with difficult problems as space exploration, disaster prevention, and energy consumption, etc. to be solved in near future. In particular, we are developing self-control and low-energy-consumption exploration systems aboard balloons, rockets, and satellites, with working capabilities under severe environmental conditions with practical flight experiments as well as developing useful sensors available on regional disaster prevention.
Current research topics
Educational background
Professional background
Academic societies

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* 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
  • Space Exploration Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Graduate school
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2
  • Individual Work for Graduate
  • Advanced Seminar 1
  • Advanced Seminar 2
  • Specific Lectures on Space Engineering

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Eleanor K Sansom, Hadrien A R Devillepoix, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Shinsuke Abe, Satoshi Nozawa, Martin C Towner, Martin Cupák, Yoshihiro Hiramatsu, Taichi Kawamura, Kazuhisa Fujita, Makoto Yoshikawa, Yoshiaki Ishihara, Islam Hosni Hemdan Eldesouki Hamama, Norihisa Segawa, Yoshihiro Kakinami, Muneyoshi Furumoto, Hiroshi Katao, Yuichiro Inoue, Andrew Cool, Geoffrey Bonning, Robert M Howie, Phil A Bland
    Title: The scientific observation campaign of the Hayabusa-2 capsule re-entry
    Journal: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, Vol. 74, pp. 50-63
    Year: 2022
  2. Authors: Yoshihiro Kakinami, Hiroaki Saito, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Chia-Hung Chen, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Kensuke Nakajima, Jann-Yenq Liu, Shigeto Watanabe
    Title: Onset altitudes of co-seismic ionospheric disturbances determined by multiple distributions of GNSS TEC after the foreshock of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake on 9 March 2011
    Journal: Earth and Space Science, Vol. 8, p. e2020EA001217
    Year: 2021
  3. Authors: Islam Hosni Hemdan Eldesouki Hamama, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki
    Title: Infrasonic Earthquake Detectability Investigated in Southern Part of Japan, 2019
    Journal: Sensors, Vol. 21, p. 894
    Year: 2021
  4. Authors: Hiroaki Saito, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Kensuke Nakajima, Kiyoshi Kuramoto, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki
    Title: Identification of the infrasound signals emitted by explosive eruption of Mt. Shinmoedake by three-dimensional ray tracing
    Journal: J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 149, pp. 591-598
    Year: 2021
  5. Authors: R. Pfaff, M. Larsen, T. Abe, H. Habu, J. Clemmons, H. Freudenreich, D. Rowland, T. Bullett, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, S. Watanabe, Y. Kakinami, T. Yokoyama, J. Mabie, J. Klenzing, R. Bishop, R. Walterscheid, M. Yamamoto, Y. Yamazaki, N. Murphy, V. Angelopoulos
    Title: Daytime Dynamo Electrodynamics With Spiral Currents Driven by Strong Winds Revealed by Vapor Trails and Sounding Rocket Probes
    Journal: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 47, p. e2020GL088803
    Year: 2020
  6. Authors: Yoshiaki ISHIHARA, Takahiko MURAYAMA, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Takeshi Matsushima, Masaki Kanao
    Title: Infrasound observation at Japanese Antarctic Station "Syowa": 11 years observations and results
    Journal: Polar Data Journal, Vol. 4, pp. 45-54
    Year: 2020
  7. Authors: Mario Batubara, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki
    Title: Infrasound Observations of Atmospheric Disturbances Due to a Sequence of Explosive Eruptions at Mt. Shinmoedake in Japan on March 2018
    Journal: Remote Sensing, Vol. 12, p. 728
    Year: 2020
  8. Authors: Satoshi Mizumoto, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Mario Batubara
    Title: Construction of a meteor orbit calculation system for comprehensive meteor observation at Kochi University of Technology
    Journal: Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 173, pp. 35-41, Elsevier
    Year: 2019
  9. Authors: Takahiko Murayama, Masaki Kanao, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Yoshiaki Ishihara, Takeshi Matsushima, Yoshihiro Kakinami, Kazumi Okada, Hiroki Miyamachi, Manami Nakamoto, Yukari Takeuchi, Shigeru Toda
    Title: Time–space variations in infrasound sources related to environmental dynamics around Lützow–Holm Bay, east Antarctica
    Journal: Polar Science, Vol. 14, pp. 39-48, Science Direct
    Year: 2017
  10. Authors: Shin-ichiro Oyama, Ken Kubota, Takatoshi Morinaga, Takuo T. Tsuda, Junichi Kurihara, Miguel F. Larsen, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Lei Cai
    Title: Simultaneous FPI and TMA Measurements of the Lower Thermospheric Wind in the Vicinity of the Poleward Expanding Aurora After Substorm Onset
    Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 122, No. 10, pp. 10864-10875, AGU publications
    Year: 2017
  11. Authors: Yoshiaki Ishihara, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Takahiko Murayama, Takeshi Matsushima, Masaki Kanao
    Title: Long-Term Variations in Infrasound Signals Observed at Syowa Station, Antarctica: 2008-2014
    Journal: InfraMatics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-10, Scientific Research Publishing
    Year: 2017
  12. Authors: Takahiko Murayama, Masaki Kanao, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Yoshiaki Ishihara
    Title: Infrasound Signals and Their Source Location Inferred from Array Deployment in the Lützow-Holm Bay Region, East Antarctica: January-June 2015
    Journal: International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 8, pp. 181-188, Scientific Research Publishing
    Year: 2017
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Authors: Yoshiaki Ishihara, Masaki Kanao, YAMAMOTO Masa-yuki, Shigeru Toda, Takeshi Matsushima, Takahiko Murayama
    Title: Infrasound Observations at Syowa Station, East Antarctica -An Implication for Detecting the Surface Environmental Variations in Polar Region-
    Journal: Geoscience Frontiers, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 285-296, ScienceDirect
    Year: 2015
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
Invited lectures
  1. Infrasound research activities in Kochi University of Technology - Infrasound observation network by using multiple comprehensive infrasound sensors and its application for disaster mitigation as well as safe human life -, ICA 2019, Aachen, Germany, 2019
  2. Infrasound multi-site observation of thunders 3: preparation process for SATREPS, JpGU 2019, Chiba, 2019
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: 23540525
    Project period: 2011-2013
    Total budget amount: 5,590,000 yen
  2. Project title: Development of a tsunami scale expectation system based on infrasound observation on land and its verification in a model region
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
    Project number: 17H02062
    Project period: 2017-2019
    Total budget amount: 17,810,000 yen

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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. Main convener of JpGU 2018 M-TT38 session, JpGU, 2017-2018
Published books
  1. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Vibration Problems, ICOVP 2019, Springer, 2020, ISBN 9789811580482
  2. An Introduction to Space Instrumentation (Ed. K. Oyama, C. Z. Cheng) , TERAPUB, 2013, ISBN 978-4-88704-1
  3. 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

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