Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University.
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University.

Historical background

Wood Research Institute (WRI) Ionosphere Research Laboratory (IRL)
May 19, 1944
  • The Wood Research Institute (WRI) consisting of three Research Sections, Wood physics, Wood Chemistry and Wood Biology, was established at Kyoto Imperial University.
May 24, 1949
  • The National School establishment Law was enacted and the Institute was enacted and the Institute was recognized as the Institute attached to Kyoto University.
April 1, 1963
  • Composite Wood Section was established.
June 1, 1967
  • Lignin Chemistry Section was established.
April 1, 1979
  • Wood Preserving Facilities was introduced.
April 1, 1980
  • Xylarium was introduced.
April 11, 1984
  • High Performance Wood Products Section was established.
April 12, 1991
  • The institute was reorganized and expanded into four divisions.
February 15, 1994
  • Wood Composite Hall was constructed.
    Laboratories of Wood Composite and Structural Function were moved to the new hall.
April, 1961
  • Ionosphere Research Laboratory (IRL) was established.
    Research section of upper atmosphere physics was established.
April, 1967
  • Research section of space radio science and engineering was established.
April, 1981
  • IRL was reorganized and renamed as RASC.
April, 1984
  • Cooperative study program started.
November, 1984
  • MU radar was established.
    Shigaraki MU observatory opened.
April, 1985
  • Research section of Radar atmospheric physics was established.
    Research section of radar atmospheric environmental sciences was established.
April, 1986
  • Radar information processing room was established.
March, 1993
  • MU radar real-time data processing system was introduced.
    KDK computer system was introduced.
June, 1994
  • Research section for computer radio science was established.
March, 1995
  • Space and earth radio science data archive system was introduced.
March, 1996
  • Microwave Energy Transmission laboratory (METLAB) was introduced.
March, 1997
  • Fast parallel radar control system was introduced.
January, 1999
  • Advanced KDK (A-KDK) computer system was introduced.
March, 2000
  • Radio-lidar combined observation system was introduced.
April, 2000
  • Radio Atmospheric Science Center was reorganized and renamed as radio Science center for Space and Atmosphere (RASC).
March, 2001
  • Equatorial Atmosphere radar was introduced.
    Solar power station wireless power transmission system was introduced.
March, 2002
  • Solar Power Station/Satellite laboratory (SPSLAB) was introduced.
    5.8 GHz Space Power radio Transmission System (SORTS 5.8) was introduced.
April 1, 2004
  • The Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) was established by combining and expanding the Wood Research Institute (WRI) and the Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere (RASC).