"To Measure Is To Know"

Technical Committees

TC-1 - Measurement Precision, Sensitivity, and Noise

The goals of this Committee are to:

Further the state of the art relative to precision and accuracy in measurement science and application;

Promote technical investigation and discussion pursuant to increases in measurement sensitivity and reduced noise in all fields and applications;

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TC-2 - DC-LF Measurement

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop, promote and support standards for specifying arid characterizing the performance of basic DC-LF devices and instrumentation and for specifying their associated measurement methods and recommended test practices;

Promote effective practices of DC-LF measurements and analysis via workshops, review papers, etc.;

Maintain liaison with other groups and societies and standards organizations working in the same area.

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TC-3 - Frequency & Time

The goals of this Committee are to:

Explore the elemental aspects of time and frequency and the associated standards;

Further the state of the art in time base and measurement methodology;

This TC needs to be revitalized.  Interested members with expertise in the field of this TC, are encouraged to contact Mihaela Albu.




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TC-4 - High Frequency Measurement and Connector

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop, promote and support standards for specifying arid characterizing the performance of High Frequency devices and instrumentation and for specifying their associated measurement methods and recommended practices, to include such areas as power measurement, RF & Microwave, Spectrum Analysis Phase Noise, and Modulation Domains;

To promote effective and creative practices of high frequency measurements and analysis via workshops, technical papers, and other dissemination media;

To maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same area.

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TC-6 - Emerging Technologies in Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

Stimulate interest in researchers and practitioners in emerging technologies in the application of same in the field of instrumentation, measurement, and test;

Address the increasing demand of emerging technologies in performance and functionality;

Disseminate use and knowledge of emerging technologies in I & M fields to the academic and scientific communities;

Provide forums such as workshops and conferences where such new and emerging technologies can be discussed;

Promote the utilization of such technologies in real applications;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and standards activities working in the same fields.

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TC-7 - Signals And Systems in Measurement

The goals of this Committee are to:

Promote the understanding of the discipline of Systems Engineering in the field of Instrumentation & Measurement;

Explore modeling and signal processing techniques which can greatly enhance test methodology, accuracy and efficiency through effective implementation of systems engineering;

Develop standards or implementation guides as the science develops;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and standards activities working in the same area.

Chair:



  • Ruqiang Yan Headshot Photo
    I&M AdCom (2014); Chapter Chair; Technical Committee Chair; TIM Associate Editor (2013-2014)

TC-8 - Test and Instrument Systems

The goals of this Committee are to:

To develop, promote and support standards in the field of automated instrumentation, automated data capture and analysis, and the intercommunication of intelligent instruments and instrument controllers;

To develop, promote, and support standards that define codes and formats for command and data messages for instrument systems and tools for the development of them;

To maintain liaison with other groups and societies working in, the same or related areas including liaison and support of international activities such as undertaken by the IEC.

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Instrument-Computer Interface Subcommittee Chair:


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TC-9 - Sensor Technology

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop, promote, and support communication and synchronization standards for sensor and networked systems;

Evaluate and, where appropriate, amend existing sensor and synchronization standards;

Promote sensor and synchronization standards and their applications to user, industrial, and government communities;

Maintain liaison with other societies and national and international organizations working in the same or related areas.


Chair:



  • Kang Lee Headshot Photo
    Technical Committee Chair; I2MTC 2011 General Co-Chair; SAS Steering Committee (2010-2012); ISPCS 2012 General Co-Chair

AND Subcommittee Chair on Capacitive Sensors (SCS):



  • Georg Brasseur Headshot Photo
    I&M AdCom (2011-2014); Society Awards Chair; Technical Committee Chair



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TC-10 - Waveform Generation, Measurement & Analysis

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop, promote and support standards for specifying and measuring waveforms, and for specifying and testing instrumentation used for waveform measurement or generation;

Promote effective practices of waveform measurement, generation, and analysis through workshops, review papers, etc.;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and standards organizations working in the same area.

Chair:


  • Steve Tilden Headshot Photo
    TC-10 Chair; A/D Converters Subcommittee Chair; Chair 1241 (ADC) & 1658 (DAC)

Vice-Chair:


  • Bill Boyer Headshot Photo
    TC-10 Vice Chair; Waveform Recorder Sub-Committee Chair (IEEE standard 1057)

Waveform Recorder Subcommittee Chair:


  • Bill Boyer Headshot Photo
    TC-10 Vice Chair; Waveform Recorder Sub-Committee Chair (IEEE standard 1057)

ADC (1241) Subcommittee Chair:

Pulse Techniques (SCOPT) Subcommittee Chair:

D/A Converters Subcommittee Chair:

Probe Standards (SCOPS) Subcommittee Chair:

Jitter Subcommittee Chair


  • Sergio Rapuano Headshot Photo
    Chapter Chair Liaison (2014); TC-10 Jitter Subcommitee Chair; TC-25 Secretary

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TC-11 - ATLAS Coordination

The goals of this Committee are to:

Maintain liaison with the IEEE Standard Coordinating Committee 20 (SCC-20) on ATLAS;

Attend SCC-20 meetings as necessary;

Represent the views of the I & M Society as appropriate;

Report items of significant interest to the I & M Society.

Chair:

OPEN

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TC-13 - Wireless & Telecommunications in Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

- Explore and establish innovative measurement principles for the new and emerging fields of telecommunications, with focus on:

• modern  mobile  radio  (cellular,  WLAN,  satellite,  3G  and  4G  broadband multimedia systems)

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• optical  telecommunications  (fiber-optic  based  and  infrared  wireless access);

- Develop and promote new measurement standards for telecommunications;

- Organize workshops and conferences where emerging instrumentation and measurement technologies for telecommunications can be disseminated;

- Maintain liaisons with other committees, societies, and organizations working on instrumentation and measurement systems for telecommunications.
 

Your support and contribution to the activities of the committee are highly appreciated!
We welcome new and enthusiastic members! For any suggestions, please email us at opostolache@lx.it.pt and odobre@mun.ca.

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TC-15 - Virtual Systems in Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop, promote and support standards in the field of virtual systems for test, measurement and control applications, including hardware and software such as graphical programming environments, languages, user interfaces, instrument drivers, program documentation, and test executive tools;

Develop, promote and support development tools, methodologies and standards for multi-sensor environment perception, multi-sensor fusion, world modeling tools, virtual reality (VR) languages, model validation, model-data formats, interactive hardware/software interfaces with VR environments, telepresence, and model-based telecommunications and telecontrol applications;

Attract a wider audience to the benefits of VR through workshops, lectures, and possibly a web site;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same field.

Co Chairs:


  • Shervin Shirmohammadi Headshot Photo
    I&M AdCom (2014-2017); I&M Magazine Associate Editor-in-Chief (2014); I&M Magazine Editorial Board (2014)

Co Chairs Websites:


http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~petriu/

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~shervin/

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TC-16 - Laser & Optical Systems in Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

Explore the elemental measurement physics of such systems as lasers, optical systems, and refractive systems;

Develop and promote standards in the field as necessary and appropriate;

Attract the interest of the scientific and academic communities by workshops and publications;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same field.

Chair:

OPEN

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TC-17 - Materials in Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

Explore and advance the state-of-the-art in the measurement and instrumentation of the various properties of materials, such as conductivity, dielectric properties, index of refraction, loss, frequency response, radar absorbency, and impurity;

Develop standards in the field as appropriate;

Generate interest in the field by conduct of workshops, lectures, and technical papers;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies and organizations working in the same area.

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TC-18 - Environmental Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

Explore state-of-the-art methodology in sophisticated environmental measurement tools and techniques;

Develop standards as appropriate in the field;

Generate interest by conducting workshops and publishing papers;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies and organizations working in the same field.

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TC-19 - Imaging Measurements and Systems

The goals of this Committee are to:

Promote the use of a variety of imaging techniques methodologies in the field of instrumentation, measurement, and test, such as single photon computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography, x-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, x-ray digital radiography, and infrared/thermal imaging;

Explore and evaluate new detector systems using advanced technologies such as those noted above;

Attract interest of the scientific, academic and industrial communities in the exploration of such advanced imaging systems;

Capture and disseminate technical information relative to the field via workshops, conferences, and formal papers;

Develop standards for new imaging techniques as appropriate;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same or related fields.

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Co-Chair

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TC-20 - Transportation Systems in Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

Perform a study of selective aspects of parametric measurement in transportation systems, such as automotive, people movers, rail, rubber-tired transport, airplanes, and smart/intelligent highways;

Recommend areas worthy of further study due to perceived lack of potentially advanced measurement techniques, science, or implementation;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same field.

Chair:


  • Georg Brasseur Headshot Photo
    I&M AdCom (2011-2014); Society Awards Chair; Technical Committee Chair

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TC-21 - Self-Test & Built-In-Test

The goals of this Committee are to:

Investigate the effectiveness of current Built-in-Test and Self-Test methodologies;

Explore methods of generating improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of BIT, such as diagnostics, prognostics, inference engine methodology, and Integrated Diagnostics;

Examine new technologies in the application of BIT and Self-Test;

Promote the use of Systems Engineering techniques and methodologies in the overall design process where BIT and self-test are required;

Generate interest in the field by use of workshops and technical meetings to address issues;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same field.

Chair:

OPEN

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TC-22 Intelligent Measurement Systems

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop, promote and support standards in the field of soft-computing technologies (including, neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, expert systems) for intelligent instrumentation and measurement applications, as hardware and software components integrated in conventional analog and digital systems.

Develop, promote and support design methodologies for soft-computing, development tools, and applications in instrumentation especially for automation, robotics, bioengineering, medicine, signal processing, and automotive.

Develop, promote and support integration of soft-computing technologies in advanced instrumentation and measurement procedures, in particular by studying accuracy and classification of heterogeneous instrumentation and measurement.

Disseminate information and knowledge about soft-computing technologies for instrumentation and measurement applications and attract a wider audience to their benefits, by means of workshops, special sessions in conferences, lectures, and publications.

Maintain liasons with other committees, groups, societies, and organizations working on soft-computing technologies and in the applications fields.

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TC-23 Education in Instrumentation and Measurement

The goals and activities of this Committee are to:

Support and organize activities related to education for I&M Society members: meetings, special sessions, workshops and publications

Support educators (members of I&M Soc.) towards enhancing the content of I&M related courses (adopting new practices and new educational tools, establishing greater compatibility and mutual recognition)

Provide educational support and guidance to student members

Provide information to interested members (about educational activities, continuing education, training opportunities, seminars, etc)

Support the research interest activities in the field of novel educational approaches, new educational tools and techniques, etc.

Chair:

OPEN

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TC-25 - Medical and Biological Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to establish, develop, promote and support a cooperation among researchers involved in the different fields of medical measurements. Topics of these cooperations could be:

* Sensors for the measurement of clinical and/or biological parameters. Many new or improved sensors are continuosly developed that allow new or more accurate measurements and diagnoses to be performed.
* Measurement techniques for athletic performance
* Data processing either conventional or non conventional. The enormous amount of data generated by different kinds of intruments, such as TAC and NMR, requires processing strategies which help the physicians to extract the most important features of each exam.
* Instrument and procedure characterisation. Medical instruments and related data processing deeply interact with the phisician who emit the diagnoses. This is a remarkable difference with respect to other 'conventional' instruments where standard accepted procedures are used for the uncertainty expression.
* Instrument interoperativity and interconnection. Most diagnoses are obtained by combining tests results generated by different instruments. The 'data fusion' is often performed by the phisician only at the end of the measurements process, but a more easy possibility to access raw data generated by the different instruments could gratly improve the diagnois quality. The DICOM standard represents a noticeably improvement over the past, but this is an endless problem.
* Instruments and devices for impaired people. The advances in the digital processing and the micro and nanotecnology open new and surprising possibilities to help people who need help. This is a higly ethical research everyone should be committed to.
* Maintain liasons with other committees, groups, societies, and organizations working on soft-computing technologies and in the applications fields.

This is a young committee: we need your help to have it growing and making it usefull for the scientific community of both medical and measurement researchers!
Mail me (marco.parvis@polito.it) suggestions, advices and every thing you belive could be useful.
For further information (Activities, Meetings, Services and other stuff) visit the TC-25 web site.

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Blood Pressure Measurement Subcommittee Chair:



  • Voicu Groza Headshot Photo
    TC-25 Chairman of the subcommitte on objective blood pressure measurement

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TC-26 - Radar Cross-Section Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop measurement methodology for the measurement of radar cross-section in man-made Objects such as vehicles and other systems;

Establish a consistency methodology for repeatability of measurements;

Advance the state of the art in this field;

Work closely with military and commercial users of low RCS technology to promote better understanding of the technology involved;

Conduct workshops as appropriate in the field;

Initiate articles and other publications involving the technology and the processes involved.

Chair:



  • Mark Yeary Headshot Photo
    I&M AdCom (2013-2016); VP Publications; Publications Committee Chair; TIM Associate Editor (2013-2014); I&M Magazine Editorial Board (2014); Technical Committee Chair, TC-26

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TC-27 - Human Computer Interface and Interaction

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop methodologies for interfaces and interactions between humans and computers in measurement systems;

Advance the state of the art in this field;

Conduct workshops as appropriate in the field;

Initiate articles and other publications involving the technology and the processes involved.

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TC-28 - Instrumentation for Robotics & Automation

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop methodologies for measurements in robotics and automation;

Advance the state of the art in this field;

Conduct workshops as appropriate in the field;

Initiate articles and other publications involving the technology and the processes involved.

Please see http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/sensor/imra/ for the joint web page of the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society TC-28 on Robotics & Automation and the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society TC on Intelligent Instrumentation & Measurement.

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TC-30 - Security and Contraband Detection

The goals of this Committee are to:

Develop, promote and support development of sensors, technologies, instrumentation, measurement methodologies for security applications, especially for biometric personal identification, tracking, and environmental monitoring;

Develop, promote and support standards for security applications;

Disseminate information and knowledge about sensors, technologies, instrumentation and measurement methodologies for security applications and attract a wider audience to their benefits, by means of workshops, special sessions in conferences, lectures, and publications;

Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same field.

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TC-31 - I&M for Homeland Security

Chairs:



  • Brian Wadell Headshot Photo
    Past President - 2002-2003; Technical Committee Chair



  • Kang Lee Headshot Photo
    Technical Committee Chair; I2MTC 2011 General Co-Chair; SAS Steering Committee (2010-2012); ISPCS 2012 General Co-Chair

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TC-32 - Fault Tolerant Measurement Systems

The goals of this Committe are to promote the research activities to cover all aspects of theory and practice of fundamentals:

* reliable computing for instrumentation and measurement;
* reliable architecture for instrumentation;
* reliable computing for instrumentation and distributed sensors in harsh environment.

Chair:



  • Serge Demidenko Headshot Photo
    TIM Associate Editor (2013-2014); Technical Committee Chair; I2MTC Rep (2013-2015)



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TC-33 - Characterization of Electrical HF and Optical Non-linear Components

The goals of this Committee are to:

Promote, develop and support the on-going generalization of network analysis methods for the nonlinear behavior of HF (high frequency electrical and optical systems).

Support the development of calibration standards, methods and inter-comparison programs to establish and improve traceability, verification and specify the uncertainty of the measurements required to perform the nonlinear analysis.

Demonstrate the use of the proposed methods with a focus on industrial relevance and applications.

Spread the message and provide education in nonlinear systems characterization through workshops, special sessions and tutorials.

Maintain liaison with other interest groups, societies and organizations that are active in the same area of interest

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TC-34 - Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement

The goals of this Committee are to establish, develop, promote and support cooperation among researchers, industry & academia involved in different fields of nanotechnology instrumentation and measurement. Topics of these cooperations include:

-Sensors for the measurement of nanotechnology properties. Many new or improved sensors are continuously developed that allow new or more accurate measurements to be performed.

-Promote the use of a variety of imaging techniques and methodologies in the fields of instrumentation, measurement, and test, such as scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy and more.

-Instrument and procedure characterisation. Nanotechnology instruments and related data processing depend deeply upon the training and background of the researcher who uses them.

-Promote the exchange of technical advances among experimentalists and theorists working in different areas of the field.

-Maintain a list of research laboratory capabilities and researcher contact information for nanomaterial and nanosensor characterization.

-Promote the utilization of such technologies in real applications.

-Address the increasing demand for performance and functionality in nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

-Address the increasing need for common terminology throughout nanotechnology.

-Instrument interoperativity and interconnection. Most analyses are obtained by combining test results generated by different instruments. The 'data fusion' is often performed by the scientist or engineer only at the end of the measurement process, but a standard format for raw data generated by the different instruments could greatly improve quality and performance. Standards may need to be developed to promote these ends.

-Attract interest of the scientific, academic and industrial communities in the exploration of advanced instrumentation and measurement methods in nanotechnology.

-Capture and disseminate technical information relative to the field via workshops, conferences, and formal papers.

-Maintain liaison with other groups, societies, and organizations working in the same or related fields while promoting the instrumentation and measurement aspects at nanotechnology conferences and in international standards.

This is a young committee: we need your help to have it growing and making it useful for the scientific community of both nanotech instrument and measurement researchers!

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Co-Chair:

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TC-35 - Netcentric Operations Interoperability

This TC needs to be revitalized.  Interested members with expertise in the field of this TC, is encouraged to contact Mihaela Albu.

 



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TC-36 - Industrial Inspection

The purpose of this committee is:

To advance the technologies in industrial inspection and promote the collaboration between academia, research agencies, and industries;

To develop, promote, and support standards for different inspection techniques in terms of data formatting, sharing, exchanging, and manipulating on different (software) platforms;

To promote the applying of cutting-edge techniques from other relevant fields to the industrial inspection;

To maintain liaison and collaboration with other relevant technical committees, societies and organizations.

Chairs:


  • Zheng Liu Headshot Photo
    TIM Associate Editor (2013-2014); Technical Committee Chair

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TC-37 - Measurements and Networking

The purpose of the committee is to increase awareness and interest in networking and to encourage I&M Society members to apply their skills and extend their knowledge of networking-related problems in I&M application field.

The Measurement and Networking TC will have links with other I&M technical committees, e.g., TC-8 Test and Instrument Systems, TC-13 Wireless and Telecommunications in Measurements, TC-35 Netcentric Operations Interoperability. It might also liaise with several other bodies in the networking world, which are concerned with network measurements, in particular the IP Performance Metrics working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the SIGMETRICS special interest group of ACM. The TC may organize special sessions at IMTC, join in the sponsorship of specific conferences, organize tutorial sessions, etc.

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TC-38 - Space Measurements

The goals of this Committee are to:

The purpose of the Technical Committee on Space Measurements is to bring together the community interested in advancing the measurement state of the art in support of space, whether ground-based, onboard spacecraft, associated with habitation, etc. The TC will: (1) Organize special-interest sessions at IMS-sponsored conferences and at other appropriate venues; (2) Coordinate meetings to bring together groups with focused interests; (3) Coordinate with other TC's and Standards Bodies with related interests; (4) Develop and promulgate standards; and (5) Perform other activities appropriate to the scope and interests of the TC.

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TC-39 - Measurements in Power Systems

The goals of this Committee are to:

The aim of TC-39 is to gather people involved in the field of measurements in power systems in order to lead the research on specific topics, promote and facilitate the exchange of knowledge between scientists, encourage the research on challenging topics, organize events related to the measurements in power systems, become an official consultative body for industries and operators in the field of power systems, as far as the design and development of specific instrumentation is concerned, and, last but not least, promote and disclose new Standards and Guidelines.


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