State of the Art and the Future in Modelling RF Components
Thomas Weiland, Irina Munteanu
First European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2006. EuCAP 2006.
1st January 0001
Computer modeling of RF-components has a long history and has now become an integral part of many research and development activities at universities, research laboratories and in industry. A wide range of numerical methods has been developed, including volumetric discretization methods (FE: Finite Elements, FD: Finite Difference, FI: Finite Integration, FV: Finite Volume, TLM: Transmission Line Method, etc.) and surface discretization methods (BEM: Boundary Element Method, MM: Moment Method: MM: Multipole Method, etc.). With the large variety of mthods, many of which have reached a mature stage, it becomes more and more important to select the right lgorithm for a given application. This report will present an overview of the state of the art of modeling RF-components, attempt to classify algorithms according to their effectiveness for different applications, and finally, discuss future trends in the field.
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