The Industrial Microwave Modeling Group
11th Seminar "Computer Modeling in Microwave Engineering and Applications"
January 16, 2009
Antenna Laboratory of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Hagglund Room (CC301), and
Atwater Kent Laboratories, Room 206 (AK206)
The meeting is held in WPI's Campus Center in Room 301 (a.k.a. Hagglund Room).
Before the technical sessions, the participants meet in the Graduate Lounge (Room 206) of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in Atwater Kent for refreshment and networking.
This meeting is focused on the topics in computational high frequency electromagnetics and should attract engineers, researchers and students working/interested in this discipline.
A specific driving force of this Seminar is the upcoming availability of the 3D conformal FDTD simulator QuickWave-3D/Concerto, one of the most powerful electromagnetic modeling software on the market today, in teaching and research activities of the WPI's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.
The event is therefore designed to briefly expose the interested faculty and students to fundamentals of the underlying numerical technique, concepts of its implementation, principles of application of the software, and examples of its employments in research and engineering projects.
The seminar consists of a series of extended talks given by:
- a world renowned expert in time-domain techniques for microwave systems (who, at the same time, is one of the key authors of QuickWave-3D), and
- members of WPI's Industrial Microwave Modeling Group (IMMG), a division of Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS) of the WPI's Department of Mathematical Sciences.
The IMMG has been using this modeling software in research and student projects since 1999; this event features the talks about some recent IMMG projects employing QuickWave-3D as a generator of data for the algorithms performing microwave optimization and solving microwave inverse problems.
While it is structured as an "internal" university event, the seminar is open to professionals outside WPI. Academics and industrialists, researchers and engineers, students of different level, everybody interested in computational electromagnetics and, more specifically, time-domain techniques and FDTD simulations, those who wish to learn what this type of modeling can provide are invited to attend.
- Basics of time-domain techniques; FDTD method and its conformal version
- Principles of application of 3D conformal FDTD modeling software
- FDTD modeling and CAD of antennas and periodic structures
- Modeling-based technique of comprehensive optimization of antennas
- Concept and technique of modeling-based synthesis of systems for uniform microwave thermal processing
- Microwave imaging in closed cavities - reconstruction of non-homogeneous material parameters from S-parameters
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