Activity Report of Commission F
Reported by T. Ihara
1. Commission meetings in the period of July 2005 – February 2006
(For more detail, please see http://www2.nict.go.jp/pub/ursi-f/)
(1) No.496 meeting
Place: Hotel Daisetsu,
This meeting was held under the co-sponsorship of the IEICE professional groups on AP. Five papers relevant to the field of URSI-F were presented. Those include topics on indoor base-station-polarization diversity effects, fast prediction method of indoor field intensity distribution, measurement of 5GHz indoor MIMO-OFDM propagation characteristics, instability problem in control for MIMO eigen-mode transmission under Rayleigh fading environment, and analysis of moving velocity of rain area and weather front from multi-point observations of satellite waves.
(2) No.497 meeting
Three papers were presented, including those on accuracy of location estimation of mobile
terminals in broadband mobile systems, phase distribution characteristics in narrowband mobile propagation channels and their applications, and analysis of polarization characteristics in urban areas by ray-tracing technique.
(3) No.498 meeting
This meeting was held under the co-sponsorship of the IEICE professional groups on AP. Four papers relevant to the field of URSI-F were presented. Those include topics on evaluation of radar tracking error due to tropospheric duct, propagation parameter estimation using three-dimensional array, evaluation of MIMO E-SDM transmission characteristics based on indoor propagation experiments, transmission capacity analysis of terminal MIMO antenna taking account of three-dimensional angular spectrum, polarization and userfs body, indoor base-station-polarization diversity effects, and MIMO-STBC inter-vehicle communication system in non-line-of-sight propagation environments at crossings.
(4) No.499 meeting
Two papers were
presented on 5GHz mobile propagation characteristics on paths exceeding 10 km in
lengths, and 32 GHz rain attenuation characteristics for FWA in down town
(5) No.500 meeting (Special meeting)
Place: NICT, Koganei
The 500th meeting was held as special meeting for celebrating the long-standing and fruitful activities of the domestic URSI-F community dated back to the first meeting in February 1954. In the meeting which started with the congratulatory message from the NICT vice-president, seven presentations by invited speakers were made, which include summary report of recent domestic URSI-F activities, and recent trends and future prospects of major research topics of propagation and remote sensing related to URSI-F. After the meeting, the celebration party was held in the same venue.
(6) No.501 meeting
This meeting was held under the co-sponsorship of the IEICE professional groups on AP. Six papers relevant to the field of URSI-F were presented. Those include topics on propagation characteristics inside building separated by concrete walls, propagation characteristics of curved corridors inside buildings, FVTD simulation of radio propagation along rough surfaces, analysis of shadowing effects due to intervening vehicle in inter-vehicle propagation, prediction of delay spread and number of effective paths in broadband propagation, and improvement of estimation accuracy of tree height in remote sensing of forest.
2. Commission meeting to be scheduled
3. Japanese Commission F Activities at XXVIIIth General Assembly of URSI
Japanese activities related to the Commission F at the XXVIIIth General Assembly of URSI are summarized as follows.
Session conveners (co-conveners)
4. Related International Conferences
(7) 2006 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP 2006) (Singapore, 1-4 November,2006) http://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/stfpage/elelilw/ISAP2006%20Preliminary%20Announcement.pdf
(10)2007 IEEE AP-S International Symposium (
(11)2007 USNC/CNC/URSI North American Radio Science Meeting