SPARK3D User Manual
What is a Multipactor analysis?


The Multipactor analysis computes the multipactor breakdown power threshold of one or more particular regions of the structure. It supports single carrier operation for the moment.

For a more detailed information about multipactor theory and results see:

C. Vicente, M. Mattes, D. Wolk, H. L. Hartnagel, J. R. Mosig, and D. Raboso, "FEST3D: A simulation tool for multipactor prediction," in Workshop on Multipactor, RF and DC Corona and Passive Intermodulation in Space RF Hard- ware, pp. 11–17, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sept. 12-14 2005.

S. Anza, C. Vicente, B. Gimeno, V. E. Boria, and J. Armendariz, "Long-term multipactor discharge in multicarrier systems," Physics of Plasmas, vol. 14, pp. 082112–082112–8, Aug. 2007.

S. Anza, C. Vicente, D. Raboso, J. Gil, B. Gimeno, V. E. Boria, “Enhanced Prediction of Multipaction Breakdown in Passive Waveguide Components including Space Charge Effects", in IEEE 2008 International Microwave Symposium , June 2008, Atlanta (Georgia), USA.

E. Sorolla, S. Anza, B. Gimeno, A.M. Perez, C. Vicente, J. Gil, F.J. Perez-Soler, F.D. Quesada, A. Alvarez, V. Boria, "An analytical model to evaluate the radiated power spectrum of a multipactor discharge in a parallel- plate region", IEEE Transactions on Electron Device Letters , vol.55 no. 8, pp. 2252-2258 Aug. 2008.

S. Anza, C. Vicente, J. Gil, B. Gimeno, V. E. Boria, and D. Raboso, "Non-stationary Statistical Theory for Multipactor," Physics of Plasmas, vol. 17, June 2010.