November 14, 2003


Activity Report of Commission F


Reported by T. Ihara (Chair, Commission F)



1. Commission meetings in the period of August – October, 2003

   (For more detail, please see


(1) No.477 meeting

   Date: September 12, 2003 

   Place: NTT DoCoMo R&D Center, Yokosuka


Three papers on Prediction formula of micro cell propagation loss, Polarization/space diversity, and Global distribution of spatial correlation of rainfall rate were presented and discussed.


(2) No.478 meeting

   Date: October 23, 2003

   Place: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo


   Three papers on Measurement of wave scattering from building surface roughness, UWB indoor propagation channel measurement, and Measurement ambiguity of multipath propagation loss were presented and discussed.



2. Meeting to be scheduled

(3) No.479 meeting at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa on November 20-22, 2003

   This meeting will be held under the co-sponsorship of the IEICE professional group on AP and RCS.

(4) No.480 meeting at CRL, Koganei on December 12, 2003

(5) No.481 meeting at Ehime University, Matsuyama on January 22-23, 2003

   This meeting will be held under the co-sponsorship of the IEICE professional group on AP.

(6) No.482 meeting at NTT Yokosuka R&D Center on March 12, 2004.



3. Related International Conferences

(1) ClimDiff 2003 (Fortaleza, Brazil, November 17-18, 2003)

(2) 8th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing Applications (Rome, Italy, February 24-27, 2004)

(3) The 59th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTCf04-Spring) (Genoa, Italy, May11-14, 2004)

(4) 2004 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (Pisa, Italy, May 23-27, 2004)

(5) 2004 IEEE AP-S International Symposium & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting(Monterey, CA, USA, June20-26, 2004)

(6) The 10th International Symposium on Antennas Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM 2004) (Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 20-23, 2004)

(7) 2004 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAPf04) (Sendai, Japan,  August 18-21, 2004)

(8) Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC'04) (Qingdao, China, August 24-27, 2004)

(9) The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC2004) (Barcelona, Spain, September 5-8, 2004)

(10) IGARSS'04 (Anchorage, Alaska, USA, September@20-24, 2004)

(11) IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2004-Fall(VTC'04-Fall) (Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 26-29, 2004)

(12) 29th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves (IRMMW2004) (Karlsruhe, Germany, September 27-October 1, 2004)

(13) Asia Pacific Microwave Conference 2004 (APMC '04) (Delhi, India, December 15-18, 2004)