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—An important issue in high-frequency signal integrity prediction is the modeling of the skin effect of thick conductors. A new differential surface admittance concept is put forward allowing to replace the conductor by equivalent electric surface currents and to replace the material of the conductor by the material of the background medium the conductor is(More)
A reduced order modeling method based on a system description in terms of orthonormal Laguerre functions, together with a Krylov subspace decomposition technique is presented. The link with Padé approximation, the block Arnoldi process and singular value decomposition (SVD) leads to a simple and stable implementation of the algorithm. Novel features of the(More)
We show that there exists an explicit descriptor state space format which actually describes all strictly passive transfer functions. A key advantage of this explicitly strictly passive descriptor state space format resides in its relation with congruence projection-based reduced order modeling, where the resulting reduced order model is also cast in this(More)
The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is an explicit time discretization scheme for Maxwell's equations. In this context it is well-known that explicit time discretization schemes have a stability induced time step restriction. In this paper, we recast the spatial discretization of Maxwell's equations, initially without time discretization, into a(More)
— This correspondence presents the Barankin bound as a fundamental statistical tool for the understanding of the threshold effect associated with the estimation of the frequency of a sinusoid in additive white Gaussian noise. It is shown that the threshold effect takes hold whenever the Barankin bound departs significantly from the Cramer–Rao bound. In(More)
The increasing use of expensive computer simulations in engineering places a serious computational burden on associated optimization problems. Surrogate-based optimization becomes standard practice in analyzing such expensive black-box problems. This article discusses several approaches that use surrogate models for optimization and highlights one(More)
A new model order reduction technique is presented which preserves passivity and non-expansivity. It is a projection-based method which exploits the solution of linear matrix inequalities to generate a descriptor state space format which preserves positive-realness and bounded-realness. In the case of both non-singular and singular systems, solving the(More)
—Adapted finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) update equations exist for a number of objects that are smaller than the grid step, such as wires and thin slots. In this contribution we provide a technique that automatically generates new FDTD update equations for small objects. Our presentation will be focussed on 2-D-FDTD. We start from the FDTD equations(More)