Period 2019 – 2022

Wojciech Skierucha
PhD, DSc, Prof.
Arkadiusz Lewandowski
PhD, DSc, Asst. Prof.
Vice Chair
Kamil Staszek
PhD, DSc, Assoc. Prof.
Vice Chair-Junior

Activity of Commission A in the period 2019-2022

  • Launching the METROLOGIA EM website (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) The website contains information on:
    • Scientific and organizational activity of the Commission A URSI – Poland
    • Links to related scientific publications and conference presentations
    • Tutorials describing the applied research methods related to electromagnetic metrology, in particular those used to determine the quality parameters of soil and materials of agricultural origin.
  • 12-14.09.2022 – International Conference MIKON2022, Gdańsk, Poland
    • 14.09.2022 Plenary lecture by Dr. Arkadiusz Lewandowski (Vicechair of Commission A – Electromagnetic Metrology of URSI-Poland; “Advances in soil moisture measurements with the use of microwave techniques”. Abstract
    • 12.09.2022 Poster by Dr. Kamil Staszek (Vicechair-Junior of Commission A – Electromagnetic Metrology of URSI-Poland); “Calibration of a Six-Port-Based CW Radar Using Unknown Positions of a Target”. Abstract  Poster Paper
    • 13.09.2022 Poster by Agnieszka Szypłowska, Arkadiusz Lewandowski, Marcin Kafarski, Andrzej Wilczek, Jacek Majcher, Wojciech Skierucha; „Measurement of Soil Dielectric Permittivity Spectra at Various Temperatures”, Paper
  • 17.05.2022 – Scientific Seminar under patronage of the Chair of Commiission A of URSI-Poland
    • Wojciech Skierucha – welcome speech and information about URSI, Presentation
    • Lecture “Soil Water (Moisture) Content: Measurement Principles, State of the Art and Future Opportunities” by Prof. Scott B. Jones, Utah State University, Logan, USA, link to video presentation
  • 25.04.2022 – online meeting of PKN URSI.
    • At the invitation of the chairman of URSI-Poland, Prof. Józef Modelski, the chairman of Commission A, prof. Wojciech Skierucha gave a lecture entitled “Electromagnetic metrology in agriculture”, which presented:
      • Activity of Commission A in the period 2019-2022.
      • Results of the study of broadband (10 kHz – 20 GHz) electrical properties of multiphase materials (eg. soil and agricultural materials for further processing and storage) and the influence of the electromagnetic field on the germination and development of plants.
      • Methodology of broadband measurement of electrical and physicochemical properties of tested materials.
      • Construction and calibration of used sensors and meters working in the techniques of TDR – time domain reflectometry and FDR – frequency domain reflectometry.
      • Effects of the implementation of scientific research in the monitoring of water content in soil and agricultural materials.
  • 14.04.2022 – participation in the on-line meeting of the International Commission A – Electromagnetic Metrology, chaired by the chairman of the Commission A, Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho (Portugal). Topics covered:
    • Participation in the 3rd URSI Atlantic / Asia-Pacific Radio Science Meeting – 2022, 29 May – 3 June 2022, Gran Canaria, Spain.
    • Tutorials on broadband electromagnetic measurements, e.g. using VNAs. Vice-Chairman of Commission A, Dr. Amitava Sen-Gupta from India appealed to participants to provide links to free information materials).
    • Call to publish in Radio Science (URSI sponsored Journal).
    • Call for the creation of Working Groups within Commission A – so far there is one working group A1 – Education and Training for Electromagnetic Metrology.
  • 15-16.11.2021; 13th International Conference on Agrophysics: Agriculture in Changing Climate (ICA2021), Lublin, – honorary patronage of the National Committee of URSI Poland (150 participants, 70 foreign guests from 30 countries)
    • Session: Climate and Agriculture, Chairs – Prof. Taro Palosou, Prof. Zuzana Hlaváčová, Prof. Scott Jones, 16.11.2021, 12:45 – 17:05
      • Z. Hlaváčová, P. Hlaváč, E. Ivanišová. 2021. Food electrical properties investigation and application. Keynote lecture. Abstract
      • S.B. Jones, W. Sheng. 2021. Quality assessment needs for soil water content sensors. Keynote lecture. Abstract
  • 30.09.2021; International Workshop on Dielectric Measurements and Moisture Sensing, IA PAN LublinProgram:
    •  organizational patronage of the Chairman of Commission A – URSI Polska,
    • participants: Multiwave Technologies, Marseille, France; Institute Fresnel, Marseille, France; AGH University of Science and Technology; Warsaw University of Technology, Tespol Engineering; Bydgoszcz University of Technology; Lublin University of Technology; University of Life Sciences in Wroclaw; Institute of Agrophysics PAS in Lublin,
    • 9 oral presentations, apparatus presentations, public discussion.
  • 28.08 – 04.09.2021; URSI GASS 2021, Rome, Italy
    • A. Lewandowski, W. Skierucha, A. Szypłowska. 2021. Broadband measurement of soil dielectric permittivity. Oral on the Session S8: Metrological Analysis of Material PropertiesAbstract
    • Participation in organizational meetings of Commission A with the new chairman, Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho (Portugal)
    • Participation in the selection of Vice-Chair – Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta (India) and ECR (Early Career Representative) – Dr. Nosherwan Shoaib (Pakistan) and Dr. Giovanna Signorile (Italy)
  • 09-11.06.2021; Scientific Workshops Broadband dielectric spectroscopy in agricultural applications, IA PAN Lublin. Program
    • organizational patronage of the Chairman of the Commission A of URSI – Poland,
    • 7 oral presentations, presentation of soil moisture measurement equipment, public discussion.
  • 05-07.10.2020 2-nd Baltic URSI Symposium, Warsaw
    • Session U09 Soil Measurements, Chair – Prof. Wojciech Skierucha, 07.10.2020, 13:50 – 15:30
      • A. Wilczek, M. Kafarski, J. Majcher, A. Szypłowska, A. Lewandowski, W. Skierucha. 2020. Time Domain Transmission Sensor for Soil Moisture Profile Probe Selected Technical Aspects, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9254062
      • J. Szerement, A. Woszczyk, A. Szypłowska, M. Kafarski, A. Lewandowski, A. Wilczek, W. Skierucha. 2020. Evaluation of a Multi-Rod Probe Performance for Accurate Measurements of Soil Water Content, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9254059
      • A. Woszczyk, J. Szerement, A. Lewandowski, M. Kafarski, A. Szypłowska, A. Wilczek, W. Skierucha. 2020. A Modified Open-Ended Probe as a Reliable Tool for Measurements of Soil Water Content, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9254053
      • H. Saito, S. Yagihara, M. Fukuzaki, K. Furuhata, J. Szerement, M. Kafarski, A. Lewandowski, A. Wilczek, W. Skierucha. 2020. Wideband Characterization of Soil Complex Dielectric Permittivity Spectrum, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9254068
      • W. Skierucha, M. Kafarski, A. Wilczek, A. Szypłowska, A. Lewandowski, J. Szerement, A. Woszczyk, J. Majcher. 2020. Soil Aquametry and Electromagnetic Metrology, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9254071
    • Session U06 Electromagnetic Metrology; Chair – Dr. hab. A. Lewandowski, 07.10.2020, 10:35 – 12:15
      • M. Kafarski, J. Majcher, A. Wilczek, A. Szypłowska,  A. Lewandowski, W. Skierucha. 2020. Dependence of Profile Probe Sensitivity Zone on Probe Diameters, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9254057
      • A. Lewandowski, A. Szypłowska, M. Kafarski, A. Wilczek, Justyna Szerement and W. Skierucha. 2020. Error Correction in Variable-Temperature Characterization of Material Complex Dielectric Spectrum, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9254067
    • Session P-02: Posters 2, 06.10.2020, 12:15 – 13:50
      • K. Staszek. 2020. Determining a Matched Load Response of Six-Port Reflectometer Using Partially Known Calibration Loads, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9253760
      • A. Łostowski, A. Lewandowski, M. Abramowicz, A. Wilczek, A. Szypłowska, M. Kafarski, W. Skierucha. 2020. Wireless IoT Communication Module with Low Power Consumption for a Soil Moisture and Salinity Sensor, doi: 10.23919/URSI48707.2020.9253753
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