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Pattern Processing Laboratory
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Data Analyses of Remote Sensing Images
Development of Instrument for Lunar/Planetary Exploration
Geological Mapping by using AI
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Main research

Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis & Tanpopo Project on ISS

Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis

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Promotion of Space Software from UoA! (Factories for Start-Up Ventures, etc.)

This has been started as an educational project supported by Coordination Funds for Promoting AeroSpace Utilizaiton MEXT (2017-19).
O02-2 Factories for Start-Up Ventures no.2 Space Utilization of Remote Sensing Data, CFS Creative Factory Seminar, O03 SCCP Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis & Tanpopo on ISS, and delivery lectures for junior/senior highschool students.

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Dissertation and Published Works

Makiko Ohtake, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Junichi Haruyama, Yasuhiro Yokota, Tomokatsu Morota, Chikatoshi Honda, Yoshiko Ogawa, Masaya Torii, Hideaki Miyamoto, Tomoko Arai, Naru Hirata, Akira Iwasaki, Ryosuke Nakamura, Takahiro Hiroi, Takamitsu Sugihara, Hiroshi Takeda, Hisashi Otake, Carle M. Pieters, Kazuto Saiki, et al., “The global distribution of pure anorthosite on the Moon,” Nature, vol. 461, 2009, pp. 236–240.
Makiko Ohtake, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Yasuhiro Yokota, Satoru Yamamoto, Yoshiko Ogawa, Tomokatsu Morota, Chikatoshi Honda, Junichi Haruyama, Kouhei Kitazato, Hiroshi Takeda, Akira Iwasaki, Ryousuke Nakamura, Takahiro Hiroi, Sinsuke Kodama, and Hisashi Otake, “Deriving the Absolute Reflectance of Lunar Surface Using SELENE (Kaguya) Multiband Imager Data,” Space Sci. Rev., vol. 154, no. 1–4, Oct. 2010, pp. 57–77.
Makiko Ohtake, Hiroshi Takeda, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Yasuhiro Yokota, Junichi Haruyama, Tomokatsu Morota, Satoru Yamamoto, Yoshiko Ogawa, Takahiro Hiroi, Yuzuru Karouji, Kazuto Saiki, and Paul G. Lucey, “Asymmetric crustal growth on the Moon indicated by primitive farside highland materials,” Nat. Geosci., vol. 5, no. 6, Apr. 2012, pp. 384–388.
Makiko Ohtake, Carle M. Pieters, Peter J. Isaacson, Sebastien Besse, Yasuhiro Yokota, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Joseph Boardman, Satoru Yamamoto, Junichi Haruyama, Mattiew I. Staid, U. Mall, and Robert O. Green, “One Moon, Many Measurements 3: Spectral reflectance,” Icarus, vol. 226, no. 1, Sep. 2013, pp. 364–374.
Makiko Ohtake, Kisara Uemoto, Yasuhiro Yokota, Tomokatsu Morota, and Satoru Yamamoto, “Geologic structure generated by large-impact basin formation observed at the South Pole-Aitken basin on the Moon,” Geophys. Res. Lett., 2014, pp. 2738–2745.