Global Coupled EM-Electrical-Thermal Simulation and Experimental Validation for a Spatial Power Combining MMIC Array Conference Paper uri icon


  • The first fully coupled electromagnetic-electro-thermal global simulation of a large microwave subsystem, here a whole spatial power combining MMIC array, is described. The modeling effort is supported by parallel developments in electro-optic and thermal measurement. The CAD tools and experimental characterisation described, provide a unique capability for the design of quasi-optical systems and for the exploration of the fundamental physics of spatial power combining devices.

author list (cited authors)

  • Batty, W., Christoffersen, C. E., Yakovlev, A. B., Whitaker, J. F., Ozkar, M., Ortiz, S., ... Steer, M. B.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 2002