URSI-RCRS Topics
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Commission A

Electromagnetic Metrology, Electromagnetic Measurements and Standards

Measurement standards and physical constants, calibration and measurement methodologies, improved quantification of accuracy, traceability, and uncertainty. Atomic‐based mechatronics, EMC and EM metrology, High‐frequency and millimeter wireless metrology, Impulse radar, Interconnect and packaging, Materials, Measurements and calibration in propagation, Microwave to submillimeter measurements /standards, Noise, Quantum metrology and fundamental concepts, Space plasma characterization, Techniques for remote sensing, Test facilities, THz metrology, Time and frequency, Time-domain metrology and other topics of interest.

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Commission B

Fields and Waves

Time-domain and frequency-domain phenomena, Scattering and diffraction, General propagation including waves in specialised media, Guided waves, Antennas and radiation, Inverse scattering and imaging and other topics of interest.

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Commission C 

Radio-communication Systems and Signal Processing

The design of effective radio-communication and signal processing systems. Cognitive radio and software defined radio, Distributed sensor networks and sensors array processing, Energy efficient (“green”) communications, Information theory, coding, modulation and detection, MIMO and MISO systems, Novel radio communication systems, Physics‐based signal processing, Radar target detection, localization, and tracking, Radio localization and positioning, Signal and image processing, Spectrum and medium utilization, Statistical signal processing of waves in random media, Synthetic aperture and space‐time processing, Wireless networking, Broadband ubiquitous network, Energy harvesting in wireless systems and other topics of interest.

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Commission D 

Electronics and Photonics

Electronic devices, circuits, systems and applications, Photonic devices, systems and applications, Physics, materials, CAD, technology and reliability of electronic and photonic devices down to nanoscale including quantum devices with particular reference to radio science and telecommunications. Fiber lasers and solid state lasers, Graphene nanoelectronics applications, Multi‐physics modeling in radio frequency nanoelectronics, Optical sensors and biosensors, Plasmonics, RF MEMS and NEMS, Signal processing antennas, 60 GHz electronics, Trends in RFID for identification and sensing, Trends in THz communications and other topics of interest.

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Commission E 

Electromagnetic Environment and Interference

Terrestrial and planetary noise of natural origin, seismic associated electromagnetic fields, Man-made electromagnetic environment, The composite noise environment, The effects of noise on system performance, The effects of natural and intentional emissions on equipment performance, The scientific basis of noise and interference control, electromagnetic compatibility, Communication in the presence of noise, Crosstalk, Electromagnetic compatibility education, Electromagnetic compatibility measurements and standards, Electromagnetic radiation hazards, High-power effects of transients on electronic systems, Spectrum management and utilization and other topics of interest.

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Commission F 

Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing

The study of all frequencies in a non-ionised environment : wave propagation through planetary, neutral atmospheres and surfaces, wave interaction with the planetary surfaces (including land, ocean and ice), and subsurfaces, characterisation of the environment as it affects wave phenomena. The application of the results of these studies, particularly in the areas of remote sensing and communications, Propagation measurements/models for fixed and mobile links, Measurements of fixed and mobile channels, Propagation models, Multipath/mitigation, Fixed terrestrial links: measurements and design strategies, Effects of natural/man‐made structures, Outdoor to indoor propagation, Multi link MIMO channels, UWB channel characteristics, Small cell propagation, Remote sensing of the Earth/planets by radio waves, Passive sensing at millimeter wavelengths, Interferometry and SAR, Sensing of snow in open and forested environments, Remote sensing of precipitation, Atmospheric sensing, Sensing of soil moisture and biomass, Ocean and ice sensing, Urban environments, Underground imaging, Propagation and remote sensing in complex and random media and other topics of interest.

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Commission G 

Ionospheric Radio and Propagation

Global morphology and modelling of the ionosphere, Ionospheric space-time variations, Development of tools and networks needed to measure ionospheric properties and trends. Theory and practice of radio propagation via the ionosphere, Application of ionospheric information to radio systems. Ionospheric imaging, Ionospheric morphology, Ionospheric modeling and data assimilation, Space weather – Radio effects, Transionospheric radio propagation, systems effects, and other topics of interest.

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Commission H 

Waves in Plasmas

Chaos and turbulence in plasma, Plasma instabilities and wave propagation, Spacecraft‐plasma interactions, Solar/planetary plasma interactions, Wave‐wave and wave‐particle interactions, Waves in laboratory plasmas and other topics of interest.

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Commission J 

Radio Astronomy

Observation and interpretation of cosmic radio emissions from the early universe to the present epoch and radio reflections from solar systemodies Detection of short‐duration transients, Developments in array technology for radio astronomy, New telescopes, Techniques, and observations and other topics of interest.

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Commission K 

Electromagnetism in Biology and Medicine

Physical interaction of electromagnetic fields(frequency range from static to optical) with biological systems, Biological effects of electromagnetic fields, Mechanisms underlying the effects of electromagnetic fields, Experimental electromagnetic fields exposure systems, Assessment of human exposure to electromagnetic fields, Medical applications of electromagnetic fields, Dosimetry and exposure assessment, Electromagnetic imaging and sensing applications, Human body interactions with antennas and other electromagnetic devices, Therapeutic, rehabilitative, and other biomedical applications and other topics of interest.

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