IMPI Webinar: Impedance Matching in High-Power Microwave Applications

Oct 24th, 2019

Instructor: Vladimir Bilik

Impedance matching is a technique for maximizing the power delivered from a microwave generator to a load – an object of interest to be processed by the microwaves.

The webinar will introduce the concept of impedance matching, provide the elementary theory behind it, and illustrate its importance in high-power microwave engineering. We will discuss the specifics of impedance matching in high-power industrial applications in contrast to techniques typically employed in communications. We will examine basic circuit elements and components suitable for high-power impedance matching. The main attention of the webinar will be devoted to automatic impedance matching of time-varying loads under difficult signal conditions, a very common scenario in magnetron-powered industrial plants. 

IMPI Webinar: A Technical Overview of Applicators for Microwave Heating

Nov 19th, 2019

Instructor: John F. Gerling, Gerling Consulting

The term “applicator” in the context of microwave heating applies to a device used to expose microwave energy to a material to be heated in a controlled manner. Microwave applicators, also referred to as chambers or cavities, can have any of several different configurations of varying shape and size as best suited for a particular purpose. This webinar covers the basic applicator types, technical characteristics that distinguish them and their variations from others, and practical considerations for their selection for common heating processes.