Applications

QuickWave EM Software has a very broad variety of information which can be extracted from the simulations in a form of different pre-processings, co-processings and post-processings what creates a possibility to use it in a very wide area of applications. QuickWave is general purpose electromagnetic software enabling calculations of typical problems as S-parameters extraction, radiation and scattering problems, etc.The specific features of QuickWave include possibility of simulation of various frequency dependent and anisotropic materials, in scenarios including different boundary conditions as periodic bc or electric/magnetic symmetries. Special attention has been paid to assuring effective analysis of microwave heating problems. The software has been prepared to work in sophisticated regimes, modelling even complicated trajectories of movement of the heated load. Transfer of the heat generated by electromagnetic fields can be modelled with internal Heat Transfer Module or by coupling QuickWave simulations to external computational fluid dynamics packages.

Next to full 3D problems, QuickWave enables the analysis of Bodies of Revolution (axisymmetrical structures), using an ultra-fast 2D Bessel and FDTD hybrid solver (QuickWave Vector 2D). QuickWave BOR (V2D) is the basic software in designing of double-reflector Cassegrain antennas used in telescopes as well as communication antennas, feeders with axial symmetry or sophisticated coaxial cables.

Next to full 3D problems, QuickWave enables the analysis of Bodies of Revolution (axisymmetrical structures), using an ultra-fast 2D Bessel and FDTD hybrid solver (QuickWave Vector 2D). QuickWave BOR (V2D) is the basic software in designing of double-reflector Cassegrain antennas used in telescopes as well as communication antennas, feeders with axial symmetry or sophisticated coaxial cables.

Applications: co-processings

Co-processings are the tasks that do not require calculation of the Fourier transform of fields and thus any decisions regarding accumulating data has to be made before running the simulation.

QuickWave is very flexible in so called co-processings. The user can open arbitrary number of windows for display of field components, dissipated power, Poynting vector etc. (in various graphical display systems and at any simulation stage). The decisions about the number and type of the windows showing valued deliverable form of e.g. the instantaneous filed components do not need to be taken prior to launching the simulation. The co-processings data are available (for viewing, storing, etc.) at any time of the simulation. QuickWave offers the following co-processings:

QuickWave is very flexible in so called co-processings. The user can open arbitrary number of windows for display of field components, dissipated power, Poynting vector etc. (in various graphical display systems and at any simulation stage). The decisions about the number and type of the windows showing valued deliverable form of e.g. the instantaneous filed components do not need to be taken prior to launching the simulation. The co-processings data are available (for viewing, storing, etc.) at any time of the simulation. QuickWave offers the following co-processings:

Applications: post-processings

Post-processings are the tasks requiring calculation of the Fourier transform of fields (S-parameters, radiation patterns or field distribution of a particular frequency extracted from pulse excitations). In this case an apriori knowledge about the data to be accumulated during simulations is required, thus the user need to choose data that should be calculated before running the simulation.

All the post-processing data can be viewed, stored, etc., at any time of the simulation. This feature allows observing the variables’ values in the transient states of calculations. QuickWave offers the following post-processings:

All the post-processing data can be viewed, stored, etc., at any time of the simulation. This feature allows observing the variables’ values in the transient states of calculations. QuickWave offers the following post-processings:

Area of Applications

S-Parameters extraction, including Sk1 parameters for reciprocal circuits and full S-matrix calculations, S-Parameters extraction below cutoff frequency, frequency dependent wave impedance, propagation constant, standing wave ratio and group delay, power balance calculations, S-Parameters extraction for virtually shifted reference (calculation) plane, etc.

Radiation and scattering patterns calculations, in a form of 2D and 3D characteristics, including radiation parameters extraction, e.g. antenna gain, power radiated, radiation efficiency, axial ratio, etc., extraction of linear and circular polarisation components, calculation of radiation and scattering patterns in an arbitrary isotropic medium, etc.

Microwave heating analysis, including loads rotation and movement along user defined trajectory, source frequency tuning to meet application specific requirements (e.g. maximising matching in microwave power applications with solid state power sources), source parameters switching, heat transfer analysis, and material parameters modification as a function of dissipated power.

Ultra-fast vector 2D Bessel and FDTD hybrid solver (V2D BOR) designated for analysis of axisymmetrical Bodies of Revolution (BOR) structures.

Analysis of wide variety materials, including isotropic and anisotropic dielectrics, single-, dual- and triple-pole dispersive materials including cold plasma, dispersive anisotropic dielectric given by Debye dispersion model, dispersive dielectric with thrid-order nonlinear polarisation, metamaterials (negative index materials, left-handed materials), temperature dependent materials (in Basic Heating Module), lossy metals (wideband modelling of skin effect), etc.

Rectangular and circular waveguide analysis, including inhomogeneous waveguides, transitions, bends, junctions, couplers, and waveguide resonators and filters.

Planar structures analysis, enabling application of infinitely thin metal layers (metal layers of zero thickness), including modelling of planar antennas, filters, couplers, etc.

Analysis of resonant structures, including waveguide resonators, dielectric resonators.

Analysis of planar and waveguide filters, including comb-line filters and dielectric resonator filters modelling also using QProny module for high Q structures.

Analysis of infinite periodic structures using periodic boundary conditions (PBC), including analysis of eigenvalue problems, reflection characteristics of frequency selective surfaces (FSS), scatterometry of periodic structures, etc.

Illumination with a free space incident wave, by a plane wave and 2D and 3D Gaussian beams, enabled also within dielectric and magnetic media and for periodic circuits.

Field distribution at selected frequencies from a time domain simulation with a pulse excitation.

Analysis of photonic crystals devices, including photonic crystal waveguide, waveguide bend, lens, etc.

Analysis of high quality factor structures with specialised QProny module, enhancing the computation speed.

Multiobjective optimisation with QW-OptimiserPlus module.

TDR enabled by time domain signal displays.

Currents and voltages extraction by integrating H-fields along a virtual loop surrounding a conductor and E-fields along a virtual line connecting two conductors.