URSI Topics

Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology

USNC Chair: Jeanne Quimby (Jeanne.Quibmy@nist.gov)

  • A.1: Microwave to sub-millimeter measurements/standards
  • A.2: Quantum metrology and fundamental concepts
  • A.3: Time and frequency
  • A.4: Time-domain metrology, EM-field metrology
  • A.5: EMC and EM metrology
  • A.6: Noise
  • A.7: Materials
  • A.8: Bioeffects and medical applications
  • A.9: Antennas
  • A.10: Impulse radar
  • A.11: Interconnect and packaging
  • A.12: Test facilities
  • A.13: THz metrology
  • A.14: High-Frequency and millimeter wireless metrology

Commission B: Fields and Waves

USNC Chair: Jamesina Simpson (Jamesina.simpson@utah.edu)

  • B.1: Antenna arrays
  • B.2: Antenna theory, design, and measurements
    • B.2.1: Active antennas
    • B.2.2: Active and passive antenna matching
    • B.2.3: Antenna and propagation measurement techniques
    • B.2.4: Small antennas
    • B.2.5: Other antenna topics
  • B.3: Complex, novel, or specialized media
    • B.3.1: Electromagnetic bandgap (EBG) structures
    • B.3.2: Biological media
    • B.3.3: Geophysical media
    • B.3.4: Metamaterials
  • B.4: Educational methods and tools
  • B.5: Electromagnetic interaction and coupling
  • B.6: Frequency selective surfaces and filters
  • B.7: Guided waves and wave-guiding structures
  • B.8: High-frequency techniques
  • B.9: Imaging, inverse scattering and remote sensing
  • B.10: Microstrip antennas and printed devices
  • B.11: Millimeter wave and Terahertz antennas
  • B.12: MIMO antennas and systems
  • B.13: Nanoscale electromagnetics
  • B.14: Nonlinear electromagnetics
  • B.15: Numerical methods
    • B.15.1: Fast methods
    • B.15.2: Finite-difference methods
    • B.15.3: Frequency-domain methods
    • B.15.4: Hybrid methods
    • B.15.5: Integral-equation methods
    • B.15.6: Time-domain methods
  • B.16: Optimization techniques
  • B.17: Propagation phenomena and effects
  • B.18: Rough surfaces and random media
  • B.19: RFID
  • B.20: Scattering and diffraction
  • B.21: Theoretical electro magnetics
  • B.22: Transient fields, effects, and systems
  • B.23: Ultra-wideband electromagnetics
  • B.24: Wireless communications
  • B.25: Wireless sensors and sensing networks
  • B.26: Cognitive radio
    • B.26.1: Reconfigurable antennas
    • B.26.2: Simultaneous transmit and receive systems
    • B.26.3: Spectrum enhancement techniques

Commission C: Radiocommunication Systems and Signal Processing

USNC Chair: Eric L. Mokole (emokole@mitre.org)

  • C.1: Cognitive radio and software defined radio
  • C.2: Computational imaging and inverse methods
  • C.3: Information theory, coding, modulation and detection
  • C.4: MIMO and MISO systems
  • C.5: Radar systems, target detection, localization, and tracking
  • C.6: Radio communication systems
  • C.7: Sensor networks, and sensor-array processing and calibration
  • C.8: Signal and image processing
  • C.9: Spectrum and medium utilization
  • C.10: Synthetic aperture and space-time processing
  • C.11: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Commission E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference

USNC Chair: Larry Cohen (lawrence.cohen@nrl.navy.mil)

  • E.1: Electromagnetic environment
    • E.1.1: Electromagnetic noise of natural origin
    • E.1.2: Man-made noise
  • E.2: Electromagnetic compatibility measurement technologies
  • E.3: Electromagnetic compatibility standards
  • E.4: Legal aspects of electromagnetic compatibility
  • E.5: Electromagnetic radiation hazards
  • E.6: Electromagnetic compatibility education
  • E.7: Computational electromagnetics in electromagnetic compatibility
    • E.7.1: Computer Modeling
    • E.7.2: Model Validation
    • E.7.3: Statistical Analysis
  • E.8: Effects of natural and intentional emissions on system performance
    • E.8.1: Crosstalk
    • E.8.2: Effects of transients
    • E.8.3: System analysis
    • E.8.4: Signal integrity
    • E.8.5: Electromagnetic compatibility in communication systems
    • E.8.6: Statistical analysis
  • E.9: High-power electromagnetics
    • E.9.1: Electrostatic discharge
    • E.9.2: Electromagnetic pulse and lightning
    • E.9.3: Transients
    • E.9.4: Power transmission
  • E.10: Spectrum management

Commission F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing

USNC Chair: Kamal Sarabandi (saraband@eecs.umich.edu)

  • F.1: Point-to-point propagation effects
    • F.1.1: Measurements
    • F.1.2: Propagation models
    • F.1.3: Multipath/mitigation
    • F.1.4: Land or water paths
    • F.1.5: Scattering/diffraction
    • F.1.6: Indoor/outdoor links
    • F.1.7: Mobile/fixed paths
    • F.1.8: Horizontal/slant paths
    • F.1.9: Surface/atmosphere interactions
    • F.1.10: Atmospheric constituents
    • F.1.11: Dispersion/delay
    • F.1.12: Natural/man-made structures
  • F.2: Remote sensing of the Earth by radio waves
    • F.2.1: Atmospheric sensing
    • F.2.2: Ocean and sea ice
    • F.2.3: Field campaigns
    • F.2.4: Interferometry and SAR
    • F.2.5: Subsurface sensing
    • F.2.6: Scattering/diffraction
    • F.2.7: Radiation and emission
    • F.2.8: Propagation effects
    • F.2.9: Urban environments
    • F.2.10: Soil moisture & terrain
    • F.2.11: Propagation and remote sensing in complex and random media

Commission G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation

USNC Chair: Attila Komjathy (Attila.Komjathy@jpl.nasa.gov)

  • G.1: Ionospheric imaging
  • G.2: Ionospheric morphology
  • G.3: Ionospheric modeling and data assimilation
  • G.4: Meteoroids and orbital debris
  • G.5: Radar and radio techniques for ionospheric diagnostics
  • G.6: Space weather – radio effects
  • G.7: Transionospheric radio propagation and systems effects

Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine

USNC Chair: Majid Manteghi (manteghi@vt.edu)

  • K.1: Biological effects
  • K.2: Dosimetry and exposure assessment
  • K.3: Electromagnetic imaging and sensing applications
  • K.4: Human body interactions with antennas and other electromagnetic devices
  • K.5: Therapeutic, rehabilitative, and other biomedical applications
  • K.6: Body-area networks
  • K.7: Medical devices