TeraHertZ Remote-SensingTeraHertZ Remote-Sensing

This is a website of the Terahertz Remote Sensing Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). We introduce our latest researches as follows.

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TeraHertZ
Remote
Sensing

Terahertz remote sensing is a technique to observe the molecules and radicals in the atmosphere using Terahertz wave. Our targets are the Earth, Mars, Jupitar and any other planets.

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Projects

TELEX
TELEX

TEREX:
Micro Terahertz Explorer to Mars

We are developing TEREX (TERahertz EXplorer), the first micro terahertz explorer to Mars in the world. It will precisely measure the amount of water molecules and oxygen molecules, and search for water resources and about future human activity and the possibility of life on Mars. Our goal is to make a system to send cheap, light, small explorers to Mars on a regular basis.

JUICE/SWI
JUICE/SWI

JUICE/SWI:
JUpiter ICy moon Explorer

JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) is an Mission to explore the waterrich moons Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa of planet Jupiter. It is one of the largest international solar system exploration programs in history, led by the ESA (European Space Agency), with the participation of US and Japan. It will be launched in 2022, arrive at Jupiter in 2029, and enter Ganymede’s orbit in 2032.We will use SWI (The Submillimeter Wave Instrument) to observe the presence of water on Jupiter satellites. We explore the possibility of human activity and extraterrestrial life in the solar system.

CII
CII

CII:
Clean aIr Index

We propose the Clean aIr Index (CII) as a global standard for overall air cleanliness, not just for individual pollutants. Clean air is undoubtedly a valuable resource. Air pollution in cities due to PM2.5 and other pollutants has become a worldwide problem.

GOSAT
GOSAT

GOSAT:
Determine the origin of CO2 emissions

Global warming is one of the most serious problems. We are trying to quantitatively identify the source of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions using the satellite remote sensing such as GOSAT. The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite “IBUKI” (GOSAT) is designed to measure the concentration of major greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide CO2 and methane CH4 from space. It was successfully launched in 2009 and has continued to send data to the Earth as a latter operation after completing its scheduled operation in 2014.

SMILES
SMILES

SMILES:
Earth's Atmosphere Observation from ISS

SMILES(The Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder) is an atmospheric observation sensor of unprecedented high sensitivity with superconducting technology, jointly developed by the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). In the Japanese Experiment Module “KIBO” aboard the International Space Station (ISS), using terahertz waves, we have observed substances such as ozone (O3) and hydrogen chloride (HCl) that are related to ozone layer depletion and air pollution with high precision. It began observation in September 2009, ended in April 2010.

APOLLO:
Air Pollution Observation

APOLLO (Air Pollution Observation) is a project to observe pollutants from space. To understand the current state of air pollution in Japan and all over the world, we will observe the atmospheric environment from the ISS (International Space Station). It is designed to identify pollution sources by measuring with high spatial resolution (about 1 km) using terahertz waves.

THz Technology

Our field is not only in space, but also around us. To build a small, light, and inexpensive ultra-high-precision explorer for extremely harsh environment of space, we have honed various technologies to the cutting edge. There are several technologies that have potential for application in our daily lives, such as terahertz-wave high-speed communication.

About Us

This site is operated by the Terahertz Technology Laboratory in the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). NICT is the only public research institute in Japan that specializes in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). NICT has started as a research institute for radio waves and now cover a wide range of areas from materials to system. Our laboratory are conducting basic research and development of technologies to utilize terahertz waves for remote sensing and other applications such as large-capacity communication.

Mailing address:
4-2-1 Nukui-kita, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795, JAPAN.
Terahertz Laboratory, Terahertz Technology Research Center,
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

KASAI Yasuko 笠井 康子

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Executive Researcher

Professor, Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering The University of Tokyo

Professor, Doctoral and Master’s Programs in Physics, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Senior Researcher, Future Innovation Research Division, Secretariat of Science Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Government of JAPAN

Email: ykasai@nict.go.jp

Tel: +81 -(0)42-327-5562

SATO Tomohiro 佐藤 知紘

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Senior Researcher

Email: tosato@nict.go.jp

Tel: +81 -(0)42-327-7033

YAMADA Takayoshi 山田 崇貴

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Researcher

Email: yamada-takayoshi@nict.go.jp

Tel: +81 -(0)42-327-7360

YOSHIDA Naohiro 吉田 尚弘

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Executive Researcher

Email: n.yoshida@nict.go.jp

KANAMORI Hideto 金森 英人

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Senior Researcher

Email: h_kanamori@nict.go.jp

WANG Suyun 王 蘇芸

Dr. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Researcher

Email: wang-suyun@nict.go.jp

TRAN Thi Ngoc Trieu トラン・チ・ゴク・リェウ

Dr. (Doctor of Engineering)

Researcher

Email: ttntrieu@nict.go.jp

OYADOMARI Hajime 親泊 肇

Research Engineer

Email: h.oyadomari@nict.go.jp

NAKAMURA Ayano 中村 綾乃

Research Engineer

Email: a.nakamura@nict.go.jp

UCHIYAMA Yuki 内山 由侑基

Research Engineer

Email: yuchiyama@nict.go.jp

KATO Ichiro 加藤 一郎

Research Engineer

Email: ikato8639@nict.go.jp

KAWATA Muneyasu 川田 宗靖

Research Engineer

Email: kawata-muneyasu@nict.go.jp

SATO Shigeru 佐藤 滋

Research Manager

Email: sato-shigeru@nict.go.jp

OHKI Hirofumi 大木 博文

Research Manager

Email: hi_ohki@nict.go.jp

MORI Kouzi 森 孝二

Research Manager

Email: koji.mori@nict.go.jp

KURODA Takeshi 黒田 剛史

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Research Fellow

Assistant Professor, Tohoku University

Email: tkuroda@tohokuu.ac.jp

UJIHARA Hideki 氏原 秀樹

Dr. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Research Fellow

Email: ujihara@nict.go.jp

FUJINAWA Tamaki 藤縄 環

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Research Fellow

Tenure-track Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Email: fujinawa.tamaki@nies.go.jp

KAGAWA Akiko 香川 晶子

Dr. (Doctor of Science)

Research Fellow

Email: kagawa.akiko@nict.go.jp

YOSHIKAWA Mayuko 吉川 真由子

Research Fellow

Email: m.yoshikawa@nict.go.jp

NARA Seidai 奈良 誠大

Research Fellow

PhD Student, University of Tsukuba

Email: seidai_nara0411@nict.go.jp

KATAYAMA Kota 片山 皓太

Research Fellow

Masters Student, Tokyo University of Science

Email: kotayama9855@nict.go.jp

MIYAMOTO Shunsuke 宮本 峻輔

Research Fellow

Email: s.miyamoto@nict.go.jp

KIKUCHI Hatsumi 菊池 初実

Trainee

Student, Tokyo Gakugei University

Email: hatsumikikuchi@nict.go.jp

HIRAMATSU Kazuma 平松 和馬

Trainee

Student, Tokyo Gakugei University

Email: hiramastu@nict.go.jp

KUGA Miho 久我 美穂

Research Assistant

Email: kugam@nict.go.jp

HOSOYA Akiko 細谷 亜紀子

Research Assistant

Email: hosoya2250011@nict.go.jp

HOSHINO Saori 星野 早乙里

Research Assistant

Email: s.hossy@nict.go.jp

FUJIOKA Akiko 藤岡 明子

Research Assistant

Email: fujioka-a@nict.go.jp

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