Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 102, Issue 1–4, pp 309–314 | Cite as

Meteor Orbit Determinations with Multistatic Receivers Using the MU Radar

  • Yasunori Fujiwara
  • Yoshiyuki Hamaguchi
  • Takuji Nakamura
  • Masaki Tsutsumi
  • Makoto Abo


The MU radar of RISH (Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), which is a MST radar (46.5 MHz, 1 MW peak power), has been successfully applied to meteor studies by using its very high versatility. The system has recently renewed with 25 channel digital receivers which significantly improved the sensitivity and precision of interferometer used in meteor observation. The transmission is now synchronized to GPS signals, and two external receiving sites with a ranging capability has additionally been operated in order to determine the trajectories and speeds of meteoroids.


Meteor Radar observation 



The authors wish to thank Mr. Tanaka and Mr. Tanase for offering us observation site. We also thank Mr. Ueda, Mr. Sagayama and Mr. Shiba for invaluable assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasunori Fujiwara
    • 1
  • Yoshiyuki Hamaguchi
    • 1
  • Takuji Nakamura
    • 2
  • Masaki Tsutsumi
    • 3
  • Makoto Abo
    • 4
  1. 1.Nippon Meteor SocietyOsakaJapan
  2. 2.RISH, Kyoto UniversityUji, KyotoJapan
  3. 3.National Institute of Polar ResearchTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Tokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachiojiJapan

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