URSI Commissions

USNC-URSI Chair: Sembiam Rengarajan, (818)-677-3571, srengarajan@csun.edu


Commission Details

Commission A: Electromagnetic Metrology

Chair: Jeanne Quimby, jeanne.quimby@nist.gov, (303)-497-4217




Bioeffects and medical applications

EM- field metrology

EMC and EM pollution

Impulse radar

Interconnect and packaging


Microwave to submillimeter measurements/standards

Millimeter-wave and sub-mm wave communications


Planar structures and microstrip circuits

Quantum metrology and fundamental concepts

Time and frequency

Time domain metrology

Commission B: Fields and Waves

Chair: Jamesina Simpson, jamesina.simpson@utah.edu, (801)-585-6929



Antenna arrays

Antenna theory, design and measurements

Cognitive radio

Complex media (metamaterials, bandgap structures, biological and geophysical media, and others)

Educational methods and tools

Electromagnetic interaction and coupling

Guided waves and waveguiding structures

High-frequency techniques

Inverse scattering and remote sensing

Microstrip and printed devices and antennas


Nonlinear electromagnetics

Numerical methods (differential- and integral-equation based, hybrid and other techniques)

Propagation phenomena and effects

Rough surfaces and random media


Theoretical electromagnetics

Transient fields, effects, and systems

Ultra-wideband electromagnetics

Wireless communications

Commission C: Radio-communication Systems and Signal Processing

Chair: Eric L. Mokole, eric.mokole@outlook.com, (703)-983-3349



Adressing digital divide through radiocommunication systems

Artificial intelligence/Machine learning for RF systemss

Cognitive radio

Computational imaging and inverse methods

Distributed sensor networks

Dynamic spectrum networks

Physics-based signal processing

Quantum RF theory/Technologies/Applications

Radar Systems

Radar target detection, localization, and tracking

Sensor array processing and calibration

Signal processing for radar remote sensing

Software-defined and cognitive radio/Radar/Sensing

Statistical signal processing of waves in random media

Synthetic aperture and space-time processing

Commission D: Electronics and Photonics

Chair: Negar Ehsan, negar.ehsan@nasa.gov, (301)-286-8406



Electronic devices, circuits and applications

Photonic devices, circuits and applications

Physics, materials, CAD, technology and reliability of electronic and photonic devices, in radioscience and telecommunications

Reconfigurable RF

THz electronics

Wide bandgap materials

Commission E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference

Chair: Larry Cohen, lawrence.cohen@nrl.navy.mil, (202)-404-7726



Communication in the presence of noise

Effects of natural and intentional emissions on system performance

Electromagnetic compatibility in: computational electromagnetics, education, measurement technologies, standards, and radiation hazards

High-power electromagnetic effects of transients on electronic systems

Signal and power integrity

Spectrum management and utilization

Commission F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing

Chair: Kamal Sarabandi, saraband@umich.edu, (734)-936-1575



Point-to-point propagation effects:


Propagation models


Land or water paths


Indoor/outdoor links

Mobile/fixed paths

Horizontal/slant paths

Surface/atmosphere interactions

Numerical weather prediction


Natural/man-made structures

Microwave remote sensing of the earth: 

Atmospheric sensing 

Field campaigns

Subsurface sensing 

Radiation and emission

Urban environments

Ocean and ice sensing

Interferometry and SAR


Propagation effects

Soil moisture & terrain

Propagation and remote sensing in complex and random media

Commission G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation

Chair: Attila Komjathy, attila.komjathy@jpl.nasa.gov, (818)-393-6828



Ionospheric imaging

Ionospheric morphology

Ionospheric modeling and data assimilation

Meteoroids and orbital debris

Radar and radio techniques for ionospheric diagnostics

Space weather - radio effects

Transionospheric radio propagation and systems effects

Commission H: Waves in Plasmas

Chair: Robert Moore, moore@ece.ufl.edu, (352)-392-0634



Chaos and turbulence in plasma

Plasma instabilities

Spacecraft-plasma interactions

Solar/planetary-plasma interactions

Space as a research laboratory

Wave-wave and wave-particle interactions

Waves in space and laboratory plasmas

Commission J: Radio Astronomy

Chair: Jeff Mangum, jmangum@nrao.edu, (434)-296-0347



Digital signal processing technology for very long baseline interfermetry

Next generation very large array (ngVLA)

New telescopes, techniques and technology

Observatory reports

The quest for charaterizing the low-frequency sky and detecting the epoch of reionization

Timely technical tutorials



Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine

Chair: Majid Manteghi, manteghi@vt.edu, (540)-231-6834



Biological effects

Dosimetry and exposure assessment

Electromagnetic imaging and sensing applications

Human body interactions with antennas and other electromagnetic devices

Therapeutic, rehabilitative and other biomedical applications