SPARK3D User Manual
Multipactor Analysis

Multipactor discharge analysis involves computing the breakdown power threshold of several regions defined by the user in a specific device. This is the objective of what we call a Multipactor configuration. The breakdown power calculated is the input power at the entrance of the device. 

On top of that, a video of the multipactor discharge occurring for a certain power level can be recorded by means of what we call a Multipactor video configuration, which is defined in the framework of a certain Multipactor configuration.

The following items shall be considered:

What is a Multipactor analysis?
Brief description of the phenomenon and the current SPARK3D Multipactor analysis features.
Setting a Multipactor configuration
It is described how to create a new Multipactor configuration and how to set its parameters.
Running/Stopping a Multipactor configuration
An explanation on how to run or stop a Multipactor simulation is given.
Analyzing Multipactor results
It is explained how to visualize and analyze the output results of a Multipactor discharge simulation.
Recording and playing a Multipactor video
Multipactor video parameters are considered in detail and it is also explained how to create, open and run a Multipactor video configuration.
Multipactor practical considerations
Some important considerations are taken into account: Multipactor limitations you should be aware of, possible errors and solutions or workarounds to them, and other non-trivial properties of the use of Multipactor configurations.