Special Sessions at URSI GASS 2020


Special Session at URSI GASS 2020

Date: Aug 29 – Sep 5, 2020
Location: Rome, Italy

The XXXIII General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale-URSI) will be held at Sapienza University Campus. The GASS of URSI are held at intervals of three years to review current research trends, present new discoveries and make plans for the future research and special projects in all areas of radio science.

IRACON organised 2 sessions and 1 course within the event. See below for more details.

CFK1 – COST CA15104 IRACON: Measurement & Modelling of Radio Waves Propagation in Body Area Networks

Conveners: Slawomir J. Ambroziak, Kamran Sayrafian

Description: Body Area Networks consists of wearable (or implantable) physiological sensors (or actuators) that communicate health or relevant activity data to/from the human body. These networks and their applications are expected to be an important component of the fifth-generation radio communication systems in the future. The radio channels in BANs are inherently different from their counterpart in other traditional radio communication networks. This is mostly due to the direct placement of communicating nodes on the human body surface and the significant impact of movement and body posture. This results in multiple propagation scenarios and adds to the complexity of performing physical measurement to obtain sufficient data. As health and medical applications are expected to be the dominant use cases for BANs, thorough understanding and characterization of the channel will allow obtaining statistical models that accurately reflect the communication link. This, in turn, enables physical layer designers to achieve optimal transceivers that can compensates for potential channel impairments and obtain higher reliability in system opera;on. This session is meant to provide opportunities for researchers and engineers to present various methodologies to characterize radio waves propagation using novel simulation and physical measurements and discuss approaches to obtain practical channel models for future BAN applications within a 5G infrastructure.

AC3 – Channel Measurements, Characterization and Verification through Electromagnetic Metrology and Measurement Post Processing

Conveners: Jeanne Quimby, Sana Salous

Description: The session will address development and refinement of channel measurements, characterization and verification through new and refined measurement techniques and calibrations; physical or statistical representation of the propagation channel; comparison of channel sounder systems to vector network analyzers, multiple channel sounders or standards; and measurement post processing for channel verification through new and novel techniques.