M. Mattes

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

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Publications (90)39.03 Total impact

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  • Marc Esquius-Morote, Michael Mattes, J.R. Mosig
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    ABSTRACT: A dual-polarized system fully implemented in substrate integrated technology is presented. It comprises an orthomode transducer (OMT) with planar excitation schemes for both orthogonal ${rm TE}_{10}$- and ${rm TE}_{01}$-modes and a dual-polarized horn antenna. The whole structure requires only two layers of substrate, and it is based on the extended substrate integrated waveguide (ESIW), which allows the propagation of ${rm TE}_{m0}$- and ${rm TE}_{0n}$ -modes. A compact OMT design is proposed along with a procedure to optimize it. The matching and radiation characteristics of a dual-polarized horn antenna fed with this OMT are also studied. The complete structure was manufactured exhibiting an 8.6% bandwidth $({hbox{13.9–15.15 GHz}})$ where both modes are well matched $(<-{hbox{10 dB}})$ and isolated $(>{hbox{28 dB}})$. The horn radiation patterns within the frequency range of operation are also similar for both polarizations. The proposed design demonstrates the feasibility of dual-polarized substrate integrated circuits (SICs). This opens the door to new substrate integrated devices as well as to the use of SICs in applications requiring polarization diversity at end-fire. All together, this combined design becomes a promising approach to tackle the increasing demand for capacity in modern communication systems.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 10/2014; 62(10):4935-4944. · 2.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The accurate consideration of propagation losses in arbitrarily shaped waveguide-based structures is studied in this paper. For such a purpose, a software tool based on the perturbation of the boundary conditions on the waveguide metallic walls and on the boundary integral - resonant mode expansion method has been developed. To show the advantages of the proposed technique with respect to the classic power-loss method, the complex propagation wavenumbers of a double ridge and an elliptical waveguide have been first computed and compared with results of a commercial software based on the finite element technique. Next a circular, a sectorial shaped and a triangular shaped waveguide have been considered. Then, a computer-aided design software package based on this modal analysis tool has been applied to predict the propagation loss effects in complex waveguide structures, such as an evanescent mode ridge waveguide filter, a traditional dual mode filter with circular cavities and a twist component for K-band applications.
    IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation 09/2014; 8(12):980-989. · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Prof. Julien Perruisseau-Carrier passed away on June 6, 2014, at the age of 34. Of Swiss and French nationalities, Julien was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, on October 30, 1979. In 1998, he started his university studies at the Ecole Polytechnique F¿¿d¿¿rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, from where he got his Electrical Engineering MSc in 2003. The colleagues, mentors, and teachers who knew Julien during his undergraduate studies quickly recognized in him a very clever mind, combining outstanding human, scientific, and leadership qualities.
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 06/2014; 56(3):122-123. · 1.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cosmic microwave background (CMB) studies require observations in several frequency bands simultaneously. For example, the detection of clusters of remote galaxies can be performed by comparing CMB photon fluxes at different frequencies, using the spectral deformation of the Planck law, due to the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect. We propose a single pixel design to receive and detect simultaneously two frequency bands of the (CMB), centered at 150 and 220 GHz. It is composed of a bow-tie antenna, sensitive to the polarization of the incident radiation, feeding a diplexer structure to separate the signal towards two kinetic inductance resonators associated respectively with the 130-170 and 200-270 GHz frequency bands. The diplexer makes use of 150 nm thick niobium-based superconducting transmission lines of the coplanar strip-lines (CPS) type, for filtering and separation purposes, deposited on a 30 μm thick quartz substrate. A new coplanar matching structure, taking into account the kinetic inductance of the superconducting films, is proposed and achieves a nearly perfect match over more than 25% of each frequency band, along with a signal separation ratio above 30 dB at both center frequencies. The size of a single pixel is 0.9 mm × 1.2 mm.
    Superconductor Science and Technology 01/2014; 27(1):5011-. · 2.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes the microwave gas discharge within elliptical waveguides excited by the fundamental mode. The Rayleigh-Ritz method has been applied to solve the continuity equation. The eigenvalue problem defined by the breakdown condition has been solved and the effective diffusion length of the elliptical waveguide has been calculated, what is used to find the corona threshold. This paper extends the microwave breakdown model developed for circular waveguides and shows the better corona withstanding capabilities of elliptical waveguides. The corona breakdown electric field threshold obtained with the variational method has been compared with the one calculated with the Finite Elements Method, showing excellent agreement.
    Physics of Plasmas 12/2013; 21(1). · 2.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Starting from the separate codes BI-RME and ECLOUD or PyECLOUD, we are developing a novel joint simulation tool, which models the combined effect of a charged particle beam and of microwaves on an electron cloud. Possible applications include the degradation of microwave transmission in tele-communication satellites by electron clouds; the microwave-transmission tecchniques being used in particle accelerators for the purpose of electroncloud diagnostics; the microwave emission by the electron cloud itself in the presence of a magnetic field; and the possible suppression of electron-cloud formation in an accelerator by injecting microwaves of suitable amplitude and frequency. A few early simulation results are presented.
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    ABSTRACT: The development of Green's Functions (GF) for structures including graphene layers is a keypoint for the design and analysis of future graphene-based antenna components. Their properties and computational challenges are presented and discussed within this contribution. Additionally, a novel computational technique that offers high evaluation speed and good accuracy for calculating such GFs is proposed and compared to reference methods.
    2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting; 07/2013
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    Edén Sorolla, Juan Ramón Mosig, Michael Mattes
  • Edén Sorolla, Juan Ramón Mosig, Michael Mattes
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    ABSTRACT: This paper describes a fast algorithm to calculate a large number of roots of the cross-product of Bessel functions and of their first derivatives. The method uses the Newton–Raphson algorithm following a pyramidal scheme using the interlacing property of the cross-product of Bessel functions. The algorithm shows globally convergent behavior for a large range of values of the argument and of the order of the Bessel functions. The roots can be computed to any precision, limited only by the computer implementation, and the convergence is attained in six iterations per root in average, showing a much better performance than previous works for the calculation of these roots.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 04/2013; 61(4):2180. · 2.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This paper demonstrates how an already developed finite element code for solving electromagnetic problems can be manipulated and simply extended so as to investigate complicated corona breakdowns. A safe criterion based on the eigenvalue analysis is used in order to predict the maximum electric field that a structure can withstand without suffering from a corona breakdown. Comparison with other semi-analytical techniques developed by researchers solely focusing on high power phenomena verifies the results of the developed algorithm.
    Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2013 7th European Conference on; 01/2013
  • A.L. Sounas, J.R. Mosig, M. Mattes
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    ABSTRACT: This paper studies the effect of digitally modulated signals on the evolution of the multi-paction phenomenon. Multipactor is numerically analyzed in a parallel plates waveguide for a variety of common digital modulation techniques. Breakdown power thresholds and the temporal evolution of the particle population are computed. Results demonstrate that the phenomenon may be remarkably affected depending on the applied modulation scheme.
    Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2013 7th European Conference on; 01/2013
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    ABSTRACT: The accurate consideration of propagation losses effects in arbitrarily shaped waveguide based structures is studied in this paper. For such purpose, a software tool based on the perturbation of the boundary conditions on the metallic walls of the waveguides, combined with an Integral-Equation (IE) analysis technique, is proposed. In order to obtain the modal chart of waveguides with arbitrary cross-section, the Boundary Integral -Resonant Mode Expansion (BI-RME) method is also employed. To validate this theory, first we have successfully compared our results with numerical data of a lossy hollow elliptical waveguide. Next, the software package based on this novel modal analysis tool has been used to predict the propagation losses effects in a complex dual-mode filter, and in a twist component for K-band application.
    XXVII Simposium Nacional Unión Científica Internacional de Radio, Elche (Spain); 09/2012
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    ABSTRACT: The accurate consideration of propagation losses effects in arbitrarily shaped waveg-uide based structures is studied in this paper. For such purpose, a software tool based on the perturbation of the boundary conditions on the metallic walls of the waveguides combined with an Integral-Equation (IE) analysis technique is proposed [1–3]. In order to obtain the modal chart of waveguides with arbitrary cross-section, the Boundary Integral-Resonant Mode Expansion (BI-RME) method is also employed [4]. Following the proposed technique all the drawbacks of the classical power-loss method [1], such as the meaningless results at the cut-off frequency or the losses associated with the evanescent modes, are overcome and at each analysis frequency both attenuation α and phase constant β are computed taking positive real values (e −γz = e −αz e −jβz). Furthermore, from Figure 1 it can be clearly noticed that, due to the finite conductivity of the metallic walls, the change in the phase constant results in a small deviation of the filter response with respect to the ideal case. This shift, which can be critical for narrow-band applications, cannot be considered either by the classical power-loss method. Figure 1: Scattering parameters of a four-pole dual-mode filter with elliptical waveguide resonators in stan-dard WR-75 rectangular waveguides computed considering losses (σ = 0.3 * 10 7 S/m, red lines) and perfect conductor (black lines). The filter was originally proposed and designed in [5]. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    PIERS 2012 Moscow, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium; 08/2012
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    E Sorolla, M Mattes
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    ABSTRACT: The saturation stage of a multipactor discharge is considered of interest, since it can guide towards a criterion to assess the multipactor onset. The electron cloud under multipactor regime within a parallel-plate waveguide is modeled by a thin continuous distribution of charge and the equations of motion are calculated taking into account the space charge effects. The saturation is identified by the interaction of the electron cloud with its image charge. The stability of the electron population growth is analyzed and two mechanisms of saturation to explain the steady-state multipactor for voltages near above the threshold onset are identified. The impact energy in the collision against the metal plates decreases during the electron population growth due to the attraction of the electron sheet on the image through the initial plate. When this growth remains stable till the impact energy reaches the first cross-over point, the electron surface density tends to a constant value. When the stability is broken before reaching the first cross-over point the surface charge density oscillates chaotically bounded within a certain range. In this case, an expression to calculate the maximum electron surface charge density is found whose predictions agree with the simulations when the voltage is not too high.
    Physics of Plasmas 07/2012; 19:072304. · 2.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A new prediction algorithm for multipactor breakdown determination in multicarrier signals is presented. This new algorithm assumes a quasi-stationary (QS) model based on the nonstationary theory for single-carrier signals. It determines the worst case, i.e., the combination of signal phases that yields the lowest breakdown level per carrier, using multipactor electron growth models. It considers the secondary emission yield properties of the material and the time-varying value of the multicarrier signal envelope.
    IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 07/2012; 60(7):2093-2105. · 2.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Highly accurate and efficient cubatures based on the double exponential quadrature rules are presented for the computation of weakly singular integrals arising in Galerkin mixed potential integral equation formulations. Due to their unique ability to handle non-smooth kernels, the proposed integration schemes can safely replace (in a “plug-n-play” sense) the traditional Gauss-Legendre rules in the existing singularity cancellation and singularity subtraction methods. Numerical examples using RWG basis functions confirm the excellent performance of the proposed method.
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 05/2012; 60(5):2579-2582. · 2.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the interaction of electron clouds with microwaves inside beam-pipes like the one of the LHC in CERN. The details of the model and recent results are presented during the conference.
    Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), 2012 International Conference on; 01/2012
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    ABSTRACT: This paper extends previous Corona breakdown predictions for different ionization models in closed structures to open ones such as monopole antennas, as they are frequently encountered in air- and spacecrafts, prone to suffer from this kind of discharge.
    Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2012 6th European Conference on; 01/2012

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104 Citations
39.03 Total Impact Points


  • 2000–2012
    • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
      • Electromagnetics and Acoustics Laboratory
      Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
  • 2011
    • University of Alicante
      Alicante, Valencia, Spain
  • 2010
    • playence Spain S.L.
      Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 2006
    • Polytechnical University of Valencia
      • Department of Communications
      Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • 2005
    • Technical University Darmstadt
      Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
  • 2001
    • Schiller AG
      Бар, Zug, Switzerland