Dr. Ed Ethridge of NASA to present at the Free IEEE Spectrum Tech Insider Webinar on RF and Microwave Heating with COMSOL Multiphysics
Phil Kinnane February 7, 2011
Ed Ethridge of NASA who used COMSOL Multiphysics in his discovery of water on the moon will be a guest speaker for the upcoming webinar Thursday February 10th, 2011 at 2pm EST. During the webinar Ed will present part of his research on cryogenic trapped water just under the surface of lunar soil at the Moon’s poles. He will discuss how microwave energy can be used to efficiently extract this water from permafrost and how COMSOL permitted the calculation of the extraction process.
Ed Ethridge a senior materials scientist in the Materials & Processes Laboratory at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL showcasing the water extraction process.
The real world is inherently multiphysics. Electromagnetics, in particular, does not exist in isolation. Rather, other physical effects, like heat transfer and mechanical forces, can make a big impact on the performance of electromagnetic devices. For this reason, R&D teams are now adopting tools that let them innovate beyond the limited scope of traditional EM-only simulation. By considering all relevant physical effects in your designs, you can create computer models that give you the accuracy necessary to gain the competitive edge. This webinar is meant for anyone interested in simulation of RF and microwave heating in antennas, circuit boards, living tissue, or any device that has a combination of lossy dielectric and metallic domains.
Attendance is free.