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Effect of Antenna Deformation on Performance

J. Persad [1], S. Rocke [1], A. Abdool [1], D. Ringis [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Ubiquitous, unobtrusive wearable computing has tremendous potential for impacting many applications including medical, personal entertainment and surveillance. Advances in the underlying technology have allowed for consistent reduction in the size and weight of emerging solutions, with increasing subsystem integration. A key component for the realisation of these systems is the short and long ...

Electromagnetic Modeling of a Millimeter-Wavelength Resonant Cavity

J. C. Weatherall [1], J. Barber [1], B. T. Smith [2], J. Greca [1],
[1] Battelle Memorial Institute, Norwell, MA, USA
[2] U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Washington, DC, USA

The measurement of dielectric constant at frequencies of 20 GHz or greater is important for specifying the optical properties of materials at millimeter wavelength. One method of measurement uses a resonant cavity containing a sample of the material, and relates the resonant frequency and quality factor of the resonance to the complex dielectric constant through electromagnetic simulation. ...

Edge Element and Second-Order Nodal Analysis for Arbitrary Shaped Waveguides

H. Arab[1], F. Afshar[2], C. Akyel[1]
[1]École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
[2]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

In this project a two dimensional second order nodal and linear edge elements programming model for homogeneous waveguide is developed and simulated in MATLAB® software Environment. The objective is to reduce or eliminate spurious solutions and to cater for any arbitrarily shaped waveguides using triangular edge elements. The formulation is developed using the E-Field and to make use of the ...

Coupled RF Thermal Analysis of High Power Couplers for Accelerator Cavities

R. Kumar[1], P. Singh[1]
[1]Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai, India

High-power couplers working at 350 MHz for particle accelerator cavities are presently under development in the LEHIPA project at BARC. It is important to analyze RF losses on conducting surfaces and resulting thermal profiles. COMSOL Multiphysics® is used to study these coupled RF-thermal effects and estimate cooling requirements for these couplers. The RF loss on the copper conductors and ...

Extraordinary Optical Transmission in Copper-Based Devices at Terahertz Frequencies

S. Almousa [1], J. A. Deibel [1],
[1] Department of Physics, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA

While low frequency light is poorly transmitted through an aperture in a conductive thin film, in the phenomenon known as extraordinary optical transmission (EOT), a narrow band of selected frequencies are transmitted when incident on an array of subwavelength periodic apertures where the resonant frequency is determined by the geometry of the aperture array and the metal-dielectric interface ...

Using COMSOL to Solve for Currents along a Thin-Wire Antenna Excited by a Lumped Source

A. Shoory, A. Smorgonskiy, and F. Vega
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

In this paper, we will present simulation results obtained using COMSOL RF module for the current along a wire antenna in both frequency and time domains. The structure is excited through a lumped (voltage or current) source at its center. For the frequency domain simulations we compare the results with the Numerical Electromagnetics Code (NEC-4) and for the time domain results we compare them ...

Weak Formulations for Calculating Spin Wave Dispersion Relation in Magnonic Crystals

M. Mruczkiewicz[1]
[1]Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

We study the spin wave excitation (coherent precession of magnetic moments) in periodically arranged magnetic stripes, i.e., in one-dimensional magnonic crystal (MC). Two approaches have been implemented. We have defined a structure that dispersion relation can be obtained using both approaches and compared them. In general, the approach I has to be used for MCs where the exchange interactions ...

Design and Simulation of MEMS-based Piezoelectric Accelerometer

Siram Sai Krishna[1], Nuti Venkata Subrahmanya Ayyappa Sai[1], Dr.K.Srinivasa Rao[2]
[1]Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
[2]Professor & HOD, Dept. of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering, Mylavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

The Micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology provides us a platform to interface between mechanical and electrical components. In this paper, we have designed MEMS accelerometer based on piezoelectric property, and simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics®. The design, which has PZT kept in the annular diaphragm, provides good sensitivity. When this accelerometer is subjected to stress ...

Numerical Optimization Technique for the Optimal Design of the Surface Plasmon Grating Coupler

C. Caiseda[1], V. Aksyuk[2], I. Griva[3]
[1]Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon, PR, USA
[2]National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
[3]George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

The optimal design of the grating coupler for surface plasmon generation is revisited for its interdisciplinary importance in the efficient use of energy, and the strong dependence of the energy convergence rate of the system on the design. This work contributes a comprehensive gradient based numerical optimization technique to optimize both geometry of the grating and parameters of the ...

Designing and Simulating THz Guided Wave Devices Using Finite Element Techniques

L. M. Hayden[1], D. A. Sweigart[1]
[1]Department of Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

The generation of terahertz frequency radiation (0.1-10 THz) is an important technological goal due to the use of this non-ionizing radiation to penetrate a wide range of non-conducting materials. One outstanding problem has been the propagation of THz radiation in guided wave devices. Few studies on the construction of efficient THz waveguide devices have been performed. We designed and ...