Microwave systems and processes
Using common software tools such as CST Microwave Studio and COMSOL Multiphysics new microwave applicators are optimized for product specific processes. Based on this, new microwave systems are designed, built, and tested. For large-scale industrial applications inside large applicators which are difficult to simulate with commercial simulation tools new software concepts are developed. Unlike thermal ovens where the control response is substantially determined by the thermal mass of the furnace walls, in the case of microwave heating, the control behavior is determined only by the product itself. This places Special demands on flexibility of control concepts used in microwave Systems. With innovative, self-learning and model-predictive control algorithms one can minimize costly series of experiments for process optimization. Based on LabWindows CVI and LabView, process-specific Software tools for process control and Monitoring with appropriate data acquisition and storage are developed.