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Faculty

Hitotsubashi Researchers Information:
Graduate School of Social Sciences

OTSUBO, Toshimichi

Professor
Institute for the Study of Social Sciences: Human Practice
Institute for the Study of Global Issues:


http://geo.science.hit-u.ac.jp/

Major Field

Space Geodesy, Precise Orbit Determination

Key Words

Satellite Laser Ranging, Retroreflector, Geodetic Satellite, Terrestrial Reference Frame

Degree

Doctor (Engineering), Sep 2001
Major Publications
a. Books
Position and motion of celestial bodies, T Fukushima (ed.), Nippon Hyoronsha, 2009.1 (Chapter 4, Section 1.3 and 1.5, co-authored )
(in Japanese)
b. Journals
・“Rapid Response Quality Control Service for the Laser Ranging Tracking Network”, Journal of Geodesy,   , 2018.9 ( with T. Otsubo, H. Müller, E. C. Pavlis, M. H. Torrence, D. Thaller, V. D. Glotov, X. Wang, K. So´snica, U. Meyer, M. J. Wilkinson)
(in English)
・“Time-varying solar radiation pressure on Ajisai in comparison with LAGEOS satellites”, Advances in Space Research,   , 2018.8 (co-authored with A. Hattori, T. Otsubo)
(in English)
・“Thermo-optical simulation and experiment for the assessment of single, hollow, and large aperture retroreflector for lunar laser ranging”, Earth, Planets and Space,   , Vol. 68, No. 101, 2016.7 (co-authored with H. Araki, S. Kashima, H. Noda, H. Kunimori, K. Chiba, H. Mashiko, H. Kato, T. Otsubo, Y. Matsumoto, S. Tsuruta, K. Asari, H. Hanada, S. Yasuda, S. Utsunomiya, H. Takino)
(in English)
・“Effective expansion of satellite laser ranging network to improve global geodetic parameters”, Earth, Planets and Space,   , Vol. 68, No. 65, 1-7, 2016.4 ( with T. Otsubo, K. Matsuo, Y. Aoyama, K. Yamamoto, T. Hobiger, T. Kubo-oka, M. Sekido,)
(in English)
・“Confirmation of gravitationally induced attitude drift of spinning satellite Ajisai with Graz high repetition rate SLR data”, Advances in Space Research,   , Vol. 57, No. 4, 983-990, 2016.2 (co-authored with D. Kucharski, G. Kirchner, T. Otsubo, H-C Lim, J. Bennett, F. Koidl, Y-R Kim, J-Y Hwang)
(in English)
・“Center-of-mass corrections for sub-cm-precision laser-ranging targets: Starlette, Stella and LARES”, Journal of Geodesy,   , Vol. 89, 303-312 ( with T. Otsubo, R. A. Sherwood, G. M. Appleby, R. Neubert)
(in English)
・“A method to calculate zero-signature satellite laser ranging normal points for millimeter geodesy - a case study with Ajisai”, Earth, Planets and Space,   , Vol. 67, 34, 2015.3 (co-authored with D. Kucharski, G. Kirchner, T. Otsubo, F. Koidl)

・“Combination of GPS and VLBI on the observation level during CONT11—common parameters, ties and inter-technique biases”, Journal of Geodesy,   , Vol. 88, No. 11, 1017-1028, 2014.11 (co-authored with T. Hobiger, T. Otsubo)

・“Spin axis precession of LARES measured by satellite laser ranging”, IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Letters,   , Vol. 11, No. 3, 646-650, 2014.3 (co-authored with D. Kucharski, H-C Lim, G. Kirchner, T. Otsubo, G. Bianco, J-Y Hwang)

・“Observation level combination of SLR and VLBI with c5++: A case study for TIGO”, Advances in Space Research,   , Vol. 53, 119-129, 2014.1 (co-authored with T. Hobiger, T. Otsubo, M. Sekido)

・“Accelerated ice mass depletion revealed by low-degree gravity field from satellite laser ranging: Greenland, 1991–2011”, Geophysical Research Letters,   , Vol. 40, No. 17, 4662-4667, 2013.9 (co-authored with K. Matsuo, B. F. Chao, T. Otsubo, K. Heki)

・“Spectral analysis of Borowiec SLR data for spin determination of geodetic satellite EGP”, Artificial Satellites,   , Vol. 48, No. 1, 15-23, 2013.2 (co-authored with D. Kucharski, S. Schillak, H. C. Lim, T. Otsubo)

・“Spectral response of Experimental Geodetic Satellite determined from high repetition rate SLR data”, Advances in Space Research,   , Vol. 51, No. 1, 162-167, 2013.1 (co-authored with D. Kucharski, T. Otsubo, G. Kirchner, H.-C. Lim)

・“Spin rate and spin axis orientation of LARES spectrally determined from Satellite Laser Ranging data”, Advances in Space Research,   , Vol. 50, 1473-1477, 2012.12 (co-authored with D. Kucharski, T. Otsubo, G. Kirchner, G. Bianco)

・“Asymmetric dihedral angle offsets for large-size lunar laser ranging retroreflectors”, Earth Planets and Space,   , Vol. 63, No. 8, e13-e16, 2011.12 ( with H. Kunimori, H. Noda, H. Hanada, H. Araki, M. Katayama)
(in English)
・“Fully automated VLBI analysis with c5++ for ultra-rapid determination of UT1”, Earth Planets Space,   , Vol. 62, 933–937, 2011.2 (co-authored with - T. Hobiger, T. Otsubo, M. Sekido, T. Gotoh, T. Kubooka, H. Takiguchi)
(in English)
・“Spin axis orientation of Ajisai determined from Graz 2 kHz SLR data”, Advances in Space Research,   , Vol. 46, No. 3, 251-256, 2010 (co-authored with D. Kucharski,G. Kirchner,F. Koidl)
(in English)
・“Simulation of optical response of retroreflectors for future lunar laser ranging”, Advances in Space Research , Vol. 45, No. 6, 733-740, 2010 ( with H. Kunimori, H. Noda, H. Hanada)

・“The impact of solar irradiance on AJISAI's spin period measured by the Graz 2-kHz SLR system”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,   , Vol. 48, No. 3, 1629-1633, 2010 (co-authored with D. Kucharski, G. Kirchner, F. Koidl)

・“Daily Quality Control System of Satellite Laser Ranging Data for the ILRS Network”, Journal of the Geodetic Society of Japan,   , Vol. 54, No. 2, 69-79, 2008
(in Japanese with English abstract)
・“System-dependent centre-of-mass correction for spherical geodetic satellites”, Journal of Geophysical Research,   , Vol. 109, No. B4, 9-1—9-10, 2003
(in English)
・“Spin motion and orientation of LAGEOS-2 from photometric observation”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing,   , Vol. 42, No. 1, 202-208, 2004
(in English)
c. Translations

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