Scope of Articles in the Transactions
The scope of material published in the Transactions is set out
in the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society Field of Interest
statement, which is reproduced below.
Article II of the AP-S Constitution
Section 1: Field of Interest
The field of interest of the Society includes the following: antennas,
including analysis, design, development, measurement, and testing;
radiation, propagation, and the interaction of electromagnetic waves
with discrete and continuous media; and applications and systems
pertinent to antennas, propagation, and sensing, such as applied
optics, millimeter- and sub-millimeter-wave techniques, antenna
signal processing and control, radio astronomy, and propagation
and radiation aspects of terrestrial and spacebased communication,
including wireless, mobile, satellite, and telecommunications.
Section 2 of the Society Bylaws provides a detailed field of interest
Detailed Field of Interest
2.0 General Information
The Society's field of interest, outlined in Article II of the Constitution,
includes the theory, analysis, computation, measurement, design,
development, test, and standards in all of the relevant areas described
in detail in Sections 2.1 to 2.5.
This includes basic theory and computational methods; diffraction
and scattering, inverse scattering, target identification, radiation,
radar cross sections, propagation, and interaction with all continuous
and discrete media, including random and complex media, geophysical
media, biological media, meta-materials, and electromagnetic bandgap
structures; polarization; novel electromagnetic materials; and computational
electromagnetics, including methods for and applications of numerical
solutions of Maxwell's and other equations of electromagnetics,
in all scales, nano to astronomical.
This includes analysis, design, and development; empirical, theoretical,
and computational models and experimental verification; material
properties and selection; beam control and steering; signal processing
for antennas, including digital beamforming, adaptive arrays, pattern
synthesis, and pattern nulling.
This includes theoretical and computational methods of predicting
propagation and sensing; propagation and sensing measurements in
all media, including Earth; and the characterization of propagation
media, both natural and artificial; and applications of propagation,
including wireless communication, multipath interference, smart,
reconfigurable, and adaptive antennas, and multiple antenna systems
for spatial, polarization, pattern, and other diversity applications.
2.4 Related Electromagnetic Measurements
This includes measurement, specification, and standards of all quantities
and techniques related to antennas, electromagnetic radiation, propagation,
and scattering; display and visualization of electromagnetic fields
and related results of analyses, computations, and measurements;
near-field and compact-range measurements and the development of
new measurement techniques; imaging and sensing using electromagnetic
This includes teaching, training, and education related to all topics
within the field of interest, including their history.
Rev. June 20, 2004