Propagation is the core and integral part of every wireless system and investigations on propagation are the starting point for the development of every new wireless communication system that is designed from scratch or adapted to a new frequency range and/or operational environment. Although research in propagation has a long tradition, we are still far away from having answers to all propagation-related problems and questions arising from research, development, standardization, regulation and operation of wireless communications. On the other hand, due to the vastness of the topic, the propagation community is composed of a few distinct communities related to more specific areas such as Earth-Space Propagation, Terrestrial Mobile Propagation, Short Range Propagation, Remote Sensing and Free-Space Optical Propagation.
The Main Mission
Purpose of the Working Group
The primary objective of the Working Propagation is to increase visibility and perception of propagation both inside and outside of EurAAP/EuCAP.
To achieve this main objective the WG Propagation works towards the following objectives
- Ensuring a proper representation of propagation within EuCAP and EurAAP
- Increasing the number of propagation and propagation-related submissions to EuCAP
- Increasing the number of offered propagation and propagation-related courses within the European School of Antennas
- Supporting project proposals on propagation (for example within the COST framework)
- Generating white papers and scientific papers on open research topics in propagation
- Exchanging information with other propagation-related groups, e. g. COST INTERACT, URSI, IEEE VTS Committee on Propagation, IEEE AP Society, etc.