A balloon-borne very long baseline interferometry experiment in the stratosphere: Systems design and developments

Akihiro Doi, Yusuke Kono, Kimihiro Kimura, Satomi Nakahara, Tomoaki Oyama, Nozomi Okada, Yasutaka Satou, Kazuyoshi Yamashita, Naoko Matsumoto, Mitsuhisa Baba, Daisuke Yasuda, Shunsaku Suzuki, Yutaka Hasegawa, Mareki Honma, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kosei Ishimura, Yasuhiro Murata, Reiho Shimomukai, Tomohiro Tachi, Kazuya Saito & 16 others Naohiko Watanabe, Nobutaka Bando, Osamu Kameya, Yoshinori Yonekura, Mamoru Sekido, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Hikaru Sakamoto, Nozomu Kogiso, Yasuhiro Shoji, Hideo Ogawa, Kenta Fujisawa, Masanao Narita, Hiroshi Shibai, Hideyuki Fuke, Kenta Uehara, Shoko Koyama

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    The balloon-borne very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) experiment is a technical feasibility study for performing radio interferometry in the stratosphere. The flight model has been developed. A balloon-borne VLBI station will be launched to establish interferometric fringes with ground-based VLBI stations distributed over the Japanese islands at an observing frequency of approximately 20 GHz as the first step. This paper describes the system design and development of a series of observing instruments and bus systems. In addition to the advantages of avoiding the atmospheric effects of absorption and fluctuation in high frequency radio observation, the mobility of a station can improve the sampling coverage (“uv-coverage”) by increasing the number of baselines by the number of ground-based counterparts for each observation day. This benefit cannot be obtained with conventional arrays that solely comprise ground-based stations. The balloon-borne VLBI can contribute to a future progress of research fields such as black holes by direct imaging.

    元の言語English
    ページ(範囲)779-793
    ページ数15
    ジャーナルAdvances in Space Research
    63
    発行部数1
    DOI
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2019 1 1

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    Balloons
    very long baseline interferometry
    balloons
    stratosphere
    Interferometry
    systems engineering
    interferometry
    Systems analysis
    stations
    experiment
    Experiments
    radio
    feasibility study
    atmospheric effects
    radio observation
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      A balloon-borne very long baseline interferometry experiment in the stratosphere : Systems design and developments. / Doi, Akihiro; Kono, Yusuke; Kimura, Kimihiro; Nakahara, Satomi; Oyama, Tomoaki; Okada, Nozomi; Satou, Yasutaka; Yamashita, Kazuyoshi; Matsumoto, Naoko; Baba, Mitsuhisa; Yasuda, Daisuke; Suzuki, Shunsaku; Hasegawa, Yutaka; Honma, Mareki; Tanaka, Hiroaki; Ishimura, Kosei; Murata, Yasuhiro; Shimomukai, Reiho; Tachi, Tomohiro; Saito, Kazuya; Watanabe, Naohiko; Bando, Nobutaka; Kameya, Osamu; Yonekura, Yoshinori; Sekido, Mamoru; Inoue, Yoshiyuki; Sakamoto, Hikaru; Kogiso, Nozomu; Shoji, Yasuhiro; Ogawa, Hideo; Fujisawa, Kenta; Narita, Masanao; Shibai, Hiroshi; Fuke, Hideyuki; Uehara, Kenta; Koyama, Shoko.

      :: Advances in Space Research, 巻 63, 番号 1, 01.01.2019, p. 779-793.

      研究成果: Article

      Doi, A, Kono, Y, Kimura, K, Nakahara, S, Oyama, T, Okada, N, Satou, Y, Yamashita, K, Matsumoto, N, Baba, M, Yasuda, D, Suzuki, S, Hasegawa, Y, Honma, M, Tanaka, H, Ishimura, K, Murata, Y, Shimomukai, R, Tachi, T, Saito, K, Watanabe, N, Bando, N, Kameya, O, Yonekura, Y, Sekido, M, Inoue, Y, Sakamoto, H, Kogiso, N, Shoji, Y, Ogawa, H, Fujisawa, K, Narita, M, Shibai, H, Fuke, H, Uehara, K & Koyama, S 2019, 'A balloon-borne very long baseline interferometry experiment in the stratosphere: Systems design and developments' Advances in Space Research, 巻. 63, 番号 1, pp. 779-793. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2018.09.020
      Doi, Akihiro ; Kono, Yusuke ; Kimura, Kimihiro ; Nakahara, Satomi ; Oyama, Tomoaki ; Okada, Nozomi ; Satou, Yasutaka ; Yamashita, Kazuyoshi ; Matsumoto, Naoko ; Baba, Mitsuhisa ; Yasuda, Daisuke ; Suzuki, Shunsaku ; Hasegawa, Yutaka ; Honma, Mareki ; Tanaka, Hiroaki ; Ishimura, Kosei ; Murata, Yasuhiro ; Shimomukai, Reiho ; Tachi, Tomohiro ; Saito, Kazuya ; Watanabe, Naohiko ; Bando, Nobutaka ; Kameya, Osamu ; Yonekura, Yoshinori ; Sekido, Mamoru ; Inoue, Yoshiyuki ; Sakamoto, Hikaru ; Kogiso, Nozomu ; Shoji, Yasuhiro ; Ogawa, Hideo ; Fujisawa, Kenta ; Narita, Masanao ; Shibai, Hiroshi ; Fuke, Hideyuki ; Uehara, Kenta ; Koyama, Shoko. / A balloon-borne very long baseline interferometry experiment in the stratosphere : Systems design and developments. :: Advances in Space Research. 2019 ; 巻 63, 番号 1. pp. 779-793.
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